The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 39 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.56% - 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.50% - 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£240 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £260 £400
% change year-on-year
+29.61% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £102.13
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 35 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.89% 21.08% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 24
Average daily rate £240 £233 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -28.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £213 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £310 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £18.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Citrix
3 13 (72.22%) XenApp
4 12 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (61.11%) AppSense
6 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
6 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
7 8 (44.44%) VMware
7 8 (44.44%) DHCP
7 8 (44.44%) DNS
8 7 (38.89%) XenServer
9 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
10 5 (27.78%) ITIL
10 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
10 5 (27.78%) SCCM
11 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
11 4 (22.22%) Lync
11 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
11 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
11 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (22.22%) 3G
11 4 (22.22%) MSI
11 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (16.67%) InstallShield
12 3 (16.67%) AdminStudio
12 3 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 4 (22.22%) Lync
1 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DHCP
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) 3G
2 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MSI
2 3 (16.67%) InstallShield
2 3 (16.67%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Applications Packager
1 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Tester
2 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Applications Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Implementation Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Assurance Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Validation
2 2 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) XenApp
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) XenServer
5 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Citrix
2 11 (61.11%) AppSense
3 8 (44.44%) VMware
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