The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lytham St Annes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Lytham St Annes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 15 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lytham St Annes 3.13% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £263 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -20.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Lytham St Annes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lytham St Annes 43.75% - 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate £275 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SMS
Lancashire

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lytham St Annes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Lytham St Annes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Lytham St Annes

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Lytham St Annes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Lytham St Annes region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Lytham St Annes

SMS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Lytham St Annes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lytham St Annes 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) AppSense
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) XenServer
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (100.00%) Lync
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Lytham St Annes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lytham St Annes 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Lync
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Implementation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) XenServer
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) AppSense