The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hampshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 112 97 104
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.049% 0.51% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 2.91% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£347 £320 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.58% -32.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
451 309 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 22.05% 17.67% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 155 127
Average daily rate £345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 57
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SMS
South East

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 30 July 2014. 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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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
Basingstoke - - - -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Junos
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Junos
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 1 (100.00%) F5