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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 420 428 423
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing SMS 29 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.034% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.26% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 8
Median daily rate £263 £460 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.93% +82.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £420 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £540 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +41.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
3288 3063 3113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.28% 12.90% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2166 1975 1910
Median daily rate £450 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 88 100
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +43 8 £256 -47.96%
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 29 (74.36%) Marketing
2 22 (56.41%) CRM
3 18 (46.15%) HTML
4 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
5 16 (41.03%) Project Management
6 14 (35.90%) SQL
7 13 (33.33%) XML
8 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
8 12 (30.77%) T-SQL
8 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
8 12 (30.77%) Data Mining
8 12 (30.77%) Web Services
8 12 (30.77%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (30.77%) Email Marketing
8 12 (30.77%) Data Architecture
8 12 (30.77%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 9 (23.08%) Retail
10 7 (17.95%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (17.95%) QA
10 7 (17.95%) Customer Segmentation
10 7 (17.95%) CSS
11 6 (15.38%) Analytics
11 6 (15.38%) Online Marketing
11 6 (15.38%) Database Marketing
11 6 (15.38%) Degree
12 5 (12.82%) Customer Insight
12 5 (12.82%) Dreamweaver
12 5 (12.82%) IBM
12 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (10.26%) Legal

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 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Unica
2 2 (5.13%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (2.56%) Adobe Campaign
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) BGP
1 1 (2.56%) Broadband
1 1 (2.56%) DHCP
1 1 (2.56%) DNS
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
1 1 (2.56%) IPsec
1 1 (2.56%) IPv6
1 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.56%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) Data Mining
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (74.36%) Marketing
2 9 (23.08%) Retail
3 4 (10.26%) Legal
4 3 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (2.56%) Automotive
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) CRM Specialist
2 5 (12.82%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Marketing Specialist
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Campaign Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Communications Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Email Marketing Specialist
4 3 (7.69%) Email Specialist
4 3 (7.69%) Marketing Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Marketing Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) HTML
2 13 (33.33%) XML
3 12 (30.77%) Web Services
4 7 (17.95%) CSS
5 3 (7.69%) .NET
5 3 (7.69%) Flash
5 3 (7.69%) Meteor
5 3 (7.69%) Node.js
5 3 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (5.13%) HTML5
6 2 (5.13%) WCF
6 2 (5.13%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.13%) Fintech
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) CRM
2 16 (41.03%) Project Management
3 12 (30.77%) Data Architecture
3 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 12 (30.77%) Email Marketing
4 7 (17.95%) Customer Segmentation
4 7 (17.95%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (15.38%) Analytics
5 6 (15.38%) Database Marketing
5 6 (15.38%) Online Marketing
6 5 (12.82%) Customer Insight
6 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.26%) Campaign Management
7 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.26%) Project Planning
7 4 (10.26%) Six Sigma
8 2 (5.13%) Direct Marketing
8 2 (5.13%) Presales
8 2 (5.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
2 14 (35.90%) SQL
3 12 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
1 1 (2.56%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 12 (30.77%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (12.82%) IBM
3 3 (7.69%) Google
4 2 (5.13%) Facebook
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) Adobe
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix
5 1 (2.56%) Dell
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Juniper
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.56%) Twitter