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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 428 410 401
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing SMS 11 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.048% 0.040% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.29% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 15
Median daily rate £300 £183 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.38% -57.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £407 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £333 £288
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.15 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.67%
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
2967 3053 2829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.89% 13.40% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2053 1945 1857
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 90 90
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Docklands, London - 1 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Google
3 5 (22.73%) Marketing
3 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
3 5 (22.73%) Node.js
3 5 (22.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (22.73%) Meteor
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (18.18%) Presales
4 4 (18.18%) Fintech
4 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 3 (13.64%) VMware
5 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle AML
5 3 (13.64%) Data Mapping
5 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (9.09%) Facebook
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) C
6 2 (9.09%) XML
6 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

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 5 (22.73%) Node.js
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle AML
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) 2G
1 1 (4.55%) 3G
1 1 (4.55%) BGP
1 1 (4.55%) Broadband
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) IPsec
1 1 (4.55%) IPv6
1 1 (4.55%) IPX
1 1 (4.55%) LTE
1 1 (4.55%) MVNO
1 1 (4.55%) NAS
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (4.55%) SS7
1 1 (4.55%) TCAP
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Marketing
3 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Billing
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Lead Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Campaign Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Head of CRM
4 1 (4.55%) Head of Digital
4 1 (4.55%) Head of Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Head of Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Product Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum Master
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Scrum Master
4 1 (4.55%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) CSS
2 5 (22.73%) Meteor
2 5 (22.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Fintech
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) SUSE
3 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Presales
3 3 (13.64%) Data Mapping
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) B2C
5 1 (4.55%) Business Development
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Data Management
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Google
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Facebook
5 1 (4.55%) Huawei
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.55%) Twitter