The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 47 30 39
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing SMS 5 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.99% 3.02% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.75% 13.64% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- +40.35%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
87 66 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 17.19% 22.15% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 14
Average daily rate £285 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 2
Average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Gloucestershire region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Gloucestershire region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SMS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS.

1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Remedy
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 4 (80.00%) MSI
2 4 (80.00%) Publishing
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) WSUS
4 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (80.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Remedy