The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 67 59 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.26% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 2.06% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £316 £275 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -20.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
130 97 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.75% 15.35% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 56
Average daily rate £325 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.95 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £36.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SMS
East of England

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Borehamwood - 1 £325 -
Hertford - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
SMS
East of England

SMS
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (60.00%) Customer Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Content Management
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (60.00%) SaaS
1 3 (60.00%) Social Media
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Publishing
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (20.00%) GPRS
3 1 (20.00%) GSM
3 1 (20.00%) UMTS
3 1 (20.00%) WCDMA
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) LTE

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) GPRS
1 1 (20.00%) GSM
1 1 (20.00%) UMTS
1 1 (20.00%) WCDMA
1 1 (20.00%) LTE
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Social Media
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Customer Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Content Management
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe