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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 402 413 359
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -54
Contract jobs citing SMS 7 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.045% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.37% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 14
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £470 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £260 £400
% change year-on-year
+29.61% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £102.13
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
2943 2962 3057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 12.21% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 1942 1934
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 77 161
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £27.54 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
City of London - - - - 1
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (36.84%) Finance
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Marketing
3 5 (26.32%) Email Marketing
4 4 (21.05%) Direct Marketing
4 4 (21.05%) Advertising
4 4 (21.05%) Video on Demand
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
5 3 (15.79%) Retail
5 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
5 3 (15.79%) Games
5 3 (15.79%) VBScript
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) CA
6 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.53%) MSI
6 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.53%) FTP
6 2 (10.53%) SNMP
6 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Altiris
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) High Availability

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) FTP
1 2 (10.53%) SNMP
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) DB2 UDB
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MSI
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Marketing
3 4 (21.05%) Advertising
4 3 (15.79%) Retail
4 3 (15.79%) Games
5 1 (5.26%) Publishing
5 1 (5.26%) Legal
5 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Marketing Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing Executive
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Email Marketing Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Software Asset Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) DB2 Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Programme Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Video on Demand
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Social Media
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Email Marketing
2 4 (21.05%) Direct Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
5 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.79%) VBScript
2 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Groovy
3 1 (5.26%) XPath
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (10.53%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
3 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) CA
2 2 (10.53%) Altiris
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee
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