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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 404 407 384
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -23
Contract jobs citing SMS 11 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.100% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.81% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 29
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£278 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.57% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £220 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
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
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
3173 3091 3685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.32% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2016 2003 2216
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 88 176
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Brentford - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 10
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Marketing
3 8 (28.57%) Finance
4 7 (25.00%) SCCM
4 7 (25.00%) HTML
5 6 (21.43%) CRM
5 6 (21.43%) Migration
6 5 (17.86%) Email Marketing
6 5 (17.86%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
6 5 (17.86%) Project Management
6 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.29%) Eloqua
7 4 (14.29%) Marketo
7 4 (14.29%) CA
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL
7 4 (14.29%) RSS
7 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 4 (14.29%) VBScript
7 4 (14.29%) Time Management
7 4 (14.29%) Social Network
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.29%) Video on Demand
7 4 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
7 4 (14.29%) Advertising
7 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 3 (10.71%) Games
8 3 (10.71%) Banking
8 3 (10.71%) Retail

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) GSM
1 2 (7.14%) FTP
1 2 (7.14%) SNMP
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.14%) RTCP
1 2 (7.14%) RTP
1 2 (7.14%) RFID
2 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.57%) PABX
2 1 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) CTI
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) DB2
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.57%) DB2 UDB
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MSI
2 1 (3.57%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (35.71%) Marketing
2 8 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (14.29%) Advertising
4 3 (10.71%) Games
4 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Retail
5 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Marketing Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Digital Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Marketing Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) ITSM Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Marketing Executive
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Data Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) RSS
3 2 (7.14%) WAP
3 2 (7.14%) SyncML
3 2 (7.14%) J2EE
3 2 (7.14%) JDBC
3 2 (7.14%) Flash
3 2 (7.14%) J2ME
3 2 (7.14%) KML
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.57%) WebCenter
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Video on Demand
2 4 (14.29%) Social Network
3 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
3 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 2 (7.14%) GIS
3 2 (7.14%) Social Media
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) HACMP
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) IVR
4 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) CRM
1 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) Email Marketing
2 5 (17.86%) Digital Marketing
2 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 4 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
3 4 (14.29%) Time Management
3 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.14%) E-business
4 2 (7.14%) ITSM
4 2 (7.14%) High Availability
4 2 (7.14%) Analytics
4 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Information Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
1 4 (14.29%) VBScript
2 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCSE
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) JTAG
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) CA
1 4 (14.29%) Eloqua
1 4 (14.29%) Marketo
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Mapinfo
3 2 (7.14%) Remedy
3 2 (7.14%) ESRI
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) Siebel
4 1 (3.57%) Facebook
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica
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