The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 102 89 80
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.067% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.44% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £225 £388 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% +46.91%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £338 £285
% change year-on-year
-17.03% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.30 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.75%
SMS
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
289 228 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.77% 15.26% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 111 50
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SMS.

1 7 (87.50%) CRM
1 7 (87.50%) B2C
1 7 (87.50%) Salesforce.com
1 7 (87.50%) Change Management
1 7 (87.50%) Google
1 7 (87.50%) Marketing
1 7 (87.50%) Copywriting
1 7 (87.50%) Google Analytics
1 7 (87.50%) Data Protection
1 7 (87.50%) Analytics
1 7 (87.50%) Customer Analytics
1 7 (87.50%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) CSS

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 7 (87.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Copywriting
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Analytics
1 7 (87.50%) B2C
1 7 (87.50%) Change Management
1 7 (87.50%) CRM
1 7 (87.50%) Customer Analytics
1 7 (87.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Google
1 7 (87.50%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 7 (87.50%) Salesforce.com