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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 398 398 388
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing SMS 10 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.048% 0.038% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.29% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 11
Average daily rate £335 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.47% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £263 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £495 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £516 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+58.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £10.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -68.25%
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
2641 2807 2726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.39% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1715 1822 1723
Average daily rate £423 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 83 76
Average hourly rate £23.31 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMS across the London region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

SMS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London - 1 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (35.29%) Marketing
2 5 (29.41%) CRM
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) Data Mapping
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle AML
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) Eloqua
5 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (11.76%) NetSuite
5 2 (11.76%) Data Extraction
5 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management
5 2 (11.76%) Presales
5 2 (11.76%) Marketing Automation
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) XML
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Banking
6 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Billing
6 1 (5.88%) Data Management
6 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Huawei
6 1 (5.88%) SUSE
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (5.88%) VMware

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (5.88%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle AML
2 2 (11.76%) Eloqua
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) 2G
1 1 (5.88%) 3G
1 1 (5.88%) Broadband
1 1 (5.88%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Intelligent Network
1 1 (5.88%) IPX
1 1 (5.88%) LTE
1 1 (5.88%) MVNO
1 1 (5.88%) NAS
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (5.88%) SS7
1 1 (5.88%) TCAP
1 1 (5.88%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (35.29%) Marketing
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) Lead Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Campaign Delivery Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Campaign Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Data Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Head of Digital
4 1 (5.88%) Campaign Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Email Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Head of CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Head of Design
4 1 (5.88%) Head of Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Head of Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) iOS Android Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Product Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Scrum Master
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) SUSE
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) CRM
2 3 (17.65%) Data Mapping
3 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management
3 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Presales
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) B2C
4 1 (5.88%) Business Development
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Data Management
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) NetSuite
3 1 (5.88%) Facebook
3 1 (5.88%) Huawei
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
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