The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 419 425 431
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing SMS 24 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.043% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 7
Median daily rate £263 £450 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +95.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £235 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £533 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £445 £349
% change year-on-year
-21.34% +27.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year
-46.80% -
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
3278 2890 3197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.35% 12.33% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2108 1907 2051
Median daily rate £445 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 89 91
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the London region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 7 £250 -45.05%
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for SMS.

1 29 (85.29%) Marketing
2 24 (70.59%) CRM
3 19 (55.88%) HTML
4 17 (50.00%) Project Management
5 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
5 15 (44.12%) SQL
6 14 (41.18%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 13 (38.24%) Email Marketing
7 13 (38.24%) Data Architecture
7 13 (38.24%) T-SQL
7 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
7 13 (38.24%) E-Commerce
7 13 (38.24%) Data Mining
7 13 (38.24%) Web Services
7 13 (38.24%) XML
7 13 (38.24%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (23.53%) Retail
9 7 (20.59%) Customer Segmentation
9 7 (20.59%) QA
10 6 (17.65%) Database Marketing
10 6 (17.65%) Degree
10 6 (17.65%) IBM
10 6 (17.65%) Customer Insight
10 6 (17.65%) Analytics
10 6 (17.65%) Online Marketing
10 6 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (14.71%) Dreamweaver
11 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (11.76%) Six Sigma
12 4 (11.76%) Legal

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Unica
2 2 (5.88%) Adobe Campaign
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Broadband
1 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) Data Mining
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (85.29%) Marketing
2 8 (23.53%) Retail
3 4 (11.76%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Automotive
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) CRM Specialist
2 5 (14.71%) Marketing Specialist
2 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Email Marketing Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Email Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Marketing Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Communications Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.88%) C# WCF Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Campaign Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) CRM Manager
5 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 2 (5.88%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) HTML
2 13 (38.24%) Web Services
2 13 (38.24%) XML
3 3 (8.82%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) Flash
4 2 (5.88%) .NET
4 2 (5.88%) HTML5
4 2 (5.88%) WCF
4 2 (5.88%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Copywriting
2 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) CRM
2 17 (50.00%) Project Management
3 13 (38.24%) Data Architecture
3 13 (38.24%) E-Commerce
3 13 (38.24%) Email Marketing
4 7 (20.59%) Customer Segmentation
5 6 (17.65%) Analytics
5 6 (17.65%) Customer Insight
5 6 (17.65%) Database Marketing
5 6 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (17.65%) Online Marketing
6 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (11.76%) Campaign Management
7 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
7 4 (11.76%) Six Sigma
8 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (8.82%) Direct Marketing
9 2 (5.88%) Data Management
9 2 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 13 (38.24%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.88%) C#
3 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 13 (38.24%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (17.65%) IBM
4 2 (5.88%) Adobe
4 2 (5.88%) Facebook
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Dell
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) Juniper
5 1 (2.94%) Twitter