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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 66
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes - - 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
-27.17% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 78 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.26% 10.29% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 42
Average daily rate £330 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £238 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £44.97 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.20% +128.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.18 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.99 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) MSI
1 2 (66.67%) InstallShield
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) Application Packaging
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (66.67%) MSI
1 2 (66.67%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Packager
2 1 (33.33%) Process Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) Logistics
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis