The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 417 423 359
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -64
Contract jobs citing SMS 11 19 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.075% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.61% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 31
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +87.50%
SMS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3232 3098 3426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.10% 12.22% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2116 2046 2182
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 89 152
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in London

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in London

SMS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMS across the London region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

SMS Daily Rate Histogram in London

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in London

SMS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the London region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
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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
Croydon - - - -
City of London - - - - 6
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Marketing
2 6 (31.58%) SCCM
3 5 (26.32%) Email Marketing
3 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) Advertising
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Direct Marketing
4 4 (21.05%) Video on Demand
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) MSI
5 3 (15.79%) Retail
5 3 (15.79%) Games
6 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) VBScript
6 2 (10.53%) FTP
6 2 (10.53%) SNMP
6 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) CA
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Social Media
6 2 (10.53%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (10.53%) PowerShell

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) FTP
1 2 (10.53%) SNMP
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) CTI
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.26%) PABX
2 1 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) DB2 UDB
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MSI
2 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
2 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (31.58%) Marketing
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Advertising
4 3 (15.79%) Games
4 3 (15.79%) Retail
5 1 (5.26%) Back Office
5 1 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Publishing
5 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Marketing Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing Executive
3 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) DB2 Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Software Asset Manager
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Email Marketing Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Applications Packager
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Data Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (5.26%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Video on Demand
2 2 (10.53%) Social Media
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) HACMP
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) IVR
3 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Email Marketing
2 4 (21.05%) Direct Marketing
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Coaching
4 1 (5.26%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.26%) Document Management
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Development
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) VBScript
1 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) VB
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) CA
2 1 (5.26%) Informatica
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Siebel
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Avaya
West London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 21 days ago