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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
England / North East
Rank 83 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.23% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £180 £345
% change year-on-year
+72.46% -47.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +35.23%

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
163 118 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.67% 13.32% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 65 58
Median daily rate £338 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £527 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 - 2 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) SCCM
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) Software Delivery
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) XenApp
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
5 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (42.86%) AppSense
5 3 (42.86%) 3G
5 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) XenServer
6 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
6 1 (14.29%) Software Distribution
6 1 (14.29%) MSI
6 1 (14.29%) 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) 3G
2 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
1 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) XenApp
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) AppSense