The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 105 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 10 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.67% - 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% - 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Median daily rate £270 - £347
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 - £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
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
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
508 139 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 34.23% 14.76% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 58 51
Median daily rate £291 £282 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.01% -14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £232 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £29.25 £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in the North East

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

SMS
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 10 £270 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for SMS.

1 22 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 22 (100.00%) Citrix
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
1 22 (100.00%) DHCP
1 22 (100.00%) DNS
1 22 (100.00%) SCCM
1 22 (100.00%) XenApp
2 19 (86.36%) Software Delivery
3 18 (81.82%) AppSense
4 16 (72.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (68.18%) VMware
6 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
7 12 (54.55%) SC Cleared
8 10 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (45.45%) Thin Client
8 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (45.45%) 3G
8 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
8 10 (45.45%) Skype for Business
8 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (45.45%) Fat Client
8 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
8 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
9 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (40.91%) XenServer
9 9 (40.91%) XenDesktop
9 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
10 8 (36.36%) Degree
10 8 (36.36%) Computer Science
10 8 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (45.45%) Skype for Business
2 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) DHCP
1 22 (100.00%) DNS
2 10 (45.45%) 3G
2 10 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (27.27%) Remote Desktop
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Desktop Support
2 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (22.73%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Support
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared Desktop Support
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
6 1 (4.55%) Server Support
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Fat Client
1 10 (45.45%) Thin Client
2 8 (36.36%) Computer Science
3 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Software Delivery
2 8 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Escalation Management
4 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 12 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 22 (100.00%) XenApp
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
4 9 (40.91%) XenDesktop
4 9 (40.91%) XenServer
5 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Citrix
2 18 (81.82%) AppSense
3 15 (68.18%) VMware
4 6 (27.27%) ThinPrint