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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 402 395 389
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing SMS 9 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.039% 0.048% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.39% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 13
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£400 £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +49.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £320 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £470 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £26.00
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
3045 2810 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.32% 12.26% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1960 1785 1803
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 86 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 -2 2 £480 +6.66% 1
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 6 (31.58%) Finance
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (15.79%) Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (15.79%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Legal
3 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.53%) Altiris
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) McAfee
4 2 (10.53%) SS7
4 2 (10.53%) VBScript
4 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.53%) .NET
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) AirWatch
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (10.53%) 4G
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Insight
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SS7
1 2 (10.53%) 4G
2 1 (5.26%) MVNO
2 1 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (5.26%) ISUP
2 1 (5.26%) INAP
2 1 (5.26%) DAB
2 1 (5.26%) 2G
2 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) GPRS
2 1 (5.26%) GSM
2 1 (5.26%) UMTS
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (15.79%) Legal
3 3 (15.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Campaign Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Product Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Implementation Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Major Incident Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing Campaign Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Commercial Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Rendezvous
2 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) EMV
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) IVR
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Solaris
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
1 3 (15.79%) IT Asset Management
2 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.26%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Product Management
3 1 (5.26%) Customer Insight
3 1 (5.26%) Campaign Management
3 1 (5.26%) Logistics
3 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C#
1 2 (10.53%) Java
1 2 (10.53%) VBScript
1 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Postgraduate
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (10.53%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) McAfee
2 2 (10.53%) Altiris
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) BT
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
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