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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 71 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.11% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- +40.35%
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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
123 81 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.04% 11.38% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 15
Average daily rate £423 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £160 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £438 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) BCP
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (50.00%) Data Entry
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) HP UCMDB
1 1 (50.00%) AAT
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Workflow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) BCP
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Data Entry
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) AAT
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) HP