The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 7 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lytham St Annes 5.00% - 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% - 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £260 £400
% change year-on-year
+29.61% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £102.13
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Lytham St Annes region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lytham St Annes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
5 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lytham St Annes 25.00% 69.23% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Average daily rate £320 £300 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £212 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £310 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Lytham St Annes

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (60.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) MSI
2 3 (60.00%) InstallShield
2 3 (60.00%) AdminStudio
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) AppSense
3 2 (40.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (20.00%) C

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Lytham St Annes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MSI
1 3 (60.00%) InstallShield
1 3 (60.00%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Tester
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) AppSense