The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 75 70
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes - 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.41% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £600 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £294
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +10.63%
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
Buckinghamshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
115 142 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.94% 17.13% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 52 44
Median daily rate £450 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.19 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.02% +49.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.56 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.19 £16.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SMS
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (50.00%) SLA
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) RACF
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Fault Analysis

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Fault Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) RACF