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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 421 430 410
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs citing SMS 7 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.040% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £305 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £100.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.38 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+2.20% +183.75%
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
2777 2809 3083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.93% 12.51% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1854 1870 2104
Median daily rate £438 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 87 82
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 28 (82.35%) Marketing
2 23 (67.65%) CRM
3 19 (55.88%) HTML
4 17 (50.00%) Project Management
5 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 16 (47.06%) SQL
6 14 (41.18%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 13 (38.24%) Data Architecture
7 13 (38.24%) T-SQL
7 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
7 13 (38.24%) Web Services
7 13 (38.24%) XML
7 13 (38.24%) E-Commerce
7 13 (38.24%) Data Mining
7 13 (38.24%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (35.29%) Email Marketing
9 7 (20.59%) Customer Segmentation
9 7 (20.59%) QA
9 7 (20.59%) Retail
10 6 (17.65%) IBM
10 6 (17.65%) Database Marketing
10 6 (17.65%) Degree
10 6 (17.65%) Online Marketing
10 6 (17.65%) Analytics
11 5 (14.71%) Customer Insight
11 5 (14.71%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (14.71%) Dreamweaver
11 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (11.76%) Legal
12 4 (11.76%) Project Planning

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:

Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Unica
2 2 (5.88%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) DNS
1 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) Data Mining
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (82.35%) Marketing
2 7 (20.59%) 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
3 4 (11.76%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Email Marketing Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Email Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Communications Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Marketing Manager
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
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%) CRM Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Marketing Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) PL/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 4 (11.76%) CSS
4 3 (8.82%) Flash
5 2 (5.88%) .NET
5 2 (5.88%) HTML5
5 2 (5.88%) WCF
5 2 (5.88%) WF
6 1 (2.94%) Angular 2
6 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.94%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (2.94%) JMS
6 1 (2.94%) PhoneGap
6 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) CRM
2 17 (50.00%) Project Management
3 13 (38.24%) Data Architecture
3 13 (38.24%) E-Commerce
4 12 (35.29%) Email Marketing
5 7 (20.59%) Customer Segmentation
6 6 (17.65%) Analytics
6 6 (17.65%) Database Marketing
6 6 (17.65%) Online Marketing
7 5 (14.71%) Customer Insight
7 5 (14.71%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.76%) Campaign Management
8 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
8 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
8 4 (11.76%) Six Sigma
9 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (5.88%) Data Management
10 2 (5.88%) Migration
10 2 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 13 (38.24%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.88%) C#
3 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Java
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%) AirWatch
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%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) BT
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Facebook
5 1 (2.94%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.94%) Solace