The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 118 - 115
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.096% - 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% - 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £285 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.52% -18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.75% -5.76%
SMS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
349 401 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 16.81% 20.53% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 206 170
Average daily rate £375 £345 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £223 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 65
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Andover - 1 £350 -
Southampton - 1 - -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) Social Media
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) JSF
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Human Factors
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (16.67%) Migration

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (16.67%) WordPress
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JSF
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Social Media
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Human Factors
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Campaign Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
1 2 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Facebook
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter
2 1 (16.67%) Rackspace
2 1 (16.67%) Sitecore