The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 55 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.17% - 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% - 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £516 £325
% change year-on-year
-32.17% +58.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.35 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +203.50%

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

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
135 116 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.88% 20.28% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 40 39
Median daily rate £300 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £321 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 18
Median hourly rate £41.13 £21.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.83% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SMS
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
1 3 (100.00%) Direct Marketing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Campaign Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Email Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Direct Marketing