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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 114 115 113
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.044% 0.048% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £28.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-60.71% +133.33%
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
419 413 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 18.55% 19.94% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 215 177
Average daily rate £393 £363 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 57
Average hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.83 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 20 April 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
Aldershot - - - -
Havant - - - -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Social Media
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Human Factors
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) 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 3 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (16.67%) Human Factors
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
1 2 (33.33%) VB
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
1 3 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat