The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 89 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.072% - 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% - 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £304
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +87.50%
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
188 155 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.49% 13.54% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 63 57
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 18
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.53 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Manchester region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SMS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) RACF
1 2 (50.00%) zOS
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (25.00%) Syncsort
2 1 (25.00%) LPAR
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) SNA
2 1 (25.00%) Intel
2 1 (25.00%) OS/390

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) SNA
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) LPAR
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Syncsort
1 1 (25.00%) Intel