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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 17 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.25% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.94% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 0
Average daily rate
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£281 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £320 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.71% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%
SMS
North West

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
71 11 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.75% 3.86% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 3 29
Average daily rate £280 £150 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £250 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -62.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMS across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

SMS Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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 30 (93.75%) Windows
2 26 (81.25%) Citrix
3 22 (68.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 19 (59.38%) AppSense
5 19 (59.38%) XenApp
6 15 (46.88%) DNS
7 14 (43.75%) DHCP
8 13 (40.63%) VMware
9 11 (34.38%) SCCM
10 10 (31.25%) XenServer
10 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
10 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (28.13%) ITIL
11 9 (28.13%) MSI
11 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
11 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
12 8 (25.00%) XenDesktop
12 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
13 7 (21.88%) Lync
13 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
13 7 (21.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (21.88%) 3G
14 6 (18.75%) Smartcard
14 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (15.63%) InstallShield
15 5 (15.63%) AdminStudio
15 5 (15.63%) C
16 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
1 7 (21.88%) Lync
1 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) DNS
2 14 (43.75%) DHCP
3 7 (21.88%) 3G
4 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MSI
2 5 (15.63%) InstallShield
2 5 (15.63%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Support Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 6 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Applications Packager
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Designer
6 1 (3.13%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Smartcard
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (93.75%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 2 (6.25%) Migration
2 2 (6.25%) Software Distribution
3 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.13%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) C
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
3 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 19 (59.38%) XenApp
4 10 (31.25%) XenServer
5 8 (25.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) SCCM
2 7 (21.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 26 (81.25%) Citrix
2 19 (59.38%) AppSense
3 13 (40.63%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) HP
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