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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 69 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.81% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£349 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £303 £308
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +87.50%
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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 North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
126 28 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.05% 8.38% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 11 36
Average daily rate £348 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.20% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMS across the North East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

SMS Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (66.67%) DNS
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) TippingPoint
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (66.67%) Junos
1 4 (66.67%) F5
1 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) zOS
3 2 (33.33%) MVS
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) JSP 440
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (66.67%) Junos
1 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
1 2 (33.33%) MVS
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Network Design
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) JSP 440
2 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
1 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 4 (66.67%) TippingPoint
1 4 (66.67%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 1 (16.67%) McAfee
4 1 (16.67%) Crossbeam