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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 412 427 409
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Contract jobs citing SMS 8 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.037% 0.039% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.29% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Median daily rate £290 £300 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
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
2971 3088 2795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.92% 13.26% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2024 2003 1791
Median daily rate £425 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 91 82
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +42 1 £290 -42.00%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Marketing
2 6 (28.57%) CSS
3 5 (23.81%) Google
3 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
3 5 (23.81%) Node.js
3 5 (23.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (23.81%) Meteor
4 4 (19.05%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (19.05%) Fintech
4 4 (19.05%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (19.05%) Finance
4 4 (19.05%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) CRM
5 3 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Facebook
6 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (9.52%) HTML5
6 2 (9.52%) User Experience
6 2 (9.52%) Presales
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 2 (9.52%) Analytics
6 2 (9.52%) VMware

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 (4.76%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) BGP
1 1 (4.76%) Broadband
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
1 1 (4.76%) IPsec
1 1 (4.76%) IPv6
1 1 (4.76%) NAS
1 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (33.33%) Marketing
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Developer
1 3 (14.29%) Marketing Manager
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Architect
2 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
2 2 (9.52%) C# WCF Developer
2 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL Developer
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
2 2 (9.52%) WCF Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Wintel Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Customer Communications Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Deskside Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Email Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Head of Digital
3 1 (4.76%) Head of Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Head of Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) CSS
2 5 (23.81%) Meteor
2 5 (23.81%) Node.js
2 5 (23.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) HTML5
4 2 (9.52%) WCF
4 2 (9.52%) WF
5 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Fintech
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) CRM
2 4 (19.05%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Data Management
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Presales
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 1 (4.76%) Campaign Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Campaign Management
5 1 (4.76%) Coaching
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Segmentation
5 1 (4.76%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Line Management
5 1 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) SFIA
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (4.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Google
2 3 (14.29%) Facebook
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) Twitter
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