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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
England / London
Rank 398 415 413
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing SMS 8 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.041% 0.047% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.37% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £575 £300 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.66% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £276 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £380 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £180 £345
% change year-on-year
+72.46% -47.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £57.10 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +419.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +35.23%

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
2473 2673 2868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.72% 12.64% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1670 1750 1850
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 88
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.62 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.88% +13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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
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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +1 2 £525 - 1
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 (50.00%) Marketing
2 6 (42.86%) CRM
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Customer Insight
4 3 (21.43%) Campaign Management
5 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 2 (14.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) Email Marketing
5 2 (14.29%) Android
5 2 (14.29%) Product Management
5 2 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) SQL

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 (7.14%) Apache Spark
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
1 1 (7.14%) HBase
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Xcode
General
1 7 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Consultant
1 2 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Campaign Delivery Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Campaign Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Software Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Cordova Developer
2 1 (7.14%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) CRM Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Designer
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Planner
2 1 (7.14%) Email Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Strategy Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) JMS
2 1 (7.14%) Kafka
2 1 (7.14%) PhoneGap
2 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (7.14%) Spring Boot
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Campaign Management
3 3 (21.43%) Customer Insight
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (14.29%) Email Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Product Management
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 2 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) AppDynamics
3 1 (7.14%) BT
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) MobileIron
3 1 (7.14%) Solace
3 1 (7.14%) Splunk