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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 65
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £445 £347
% change year-on-year
-21.34% +28.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year
-46.80% -
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
347 191 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.65% 17.46% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 101 73
Median daily rate £330 £490 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.65% +40.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 16
Median hourly rate £27.75 £14.20 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.42% -48.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.25 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 19 (100.00%) Citrix
1 19 (100.00%) DHCP
1 19 (100.00%) DNS
1 19 (100.00%) SCCM
1 19 (100.00%) XenApp
2 17 (89.47%) AppSense
3 16 (84.21%) Software Delivery
4 15 (78.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (73.68%) VMware
6 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
7 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
8 10 (52.63%) Hyper-V
8 10 (52.63%) Skype for Business
9 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (47.37%) XenServer
9 9 (47.37%) XenDesktop
9 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
10 8 (42.11%) Degree
10 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
10 8 (42.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
11 7 (36.84%) Fat Client
11 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
11 7 (36.84%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (36.84%) ITIL
11 7 (36.84%) Thin Client
11 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003

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 (52.63%) Skype for Business
2 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) DHCP
1 19 (100.00%) DNS
2 7 (36.84%) 3G
2 7 (36.84%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (26.32%) Remote Desktop
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Desktop Support
2 5 (26.32%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (36.84%) Fat Client
2 7 (36.84%) Thin Client
3 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Software Delivery
2 8 (42.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Escalation Management
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 19 (100.00%) XenApp
2 15 (78.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (52.63%) Hyper-V
4 9 (47.37%) XenDesktop
4 9 (47.37%) XenServer
5 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Citrix
2 17 (89.47%) AppSense
3 14 (73.68%) VMware
4 5 (26.32%) ThinPrint