The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 28 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 146 118
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.33% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.64% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 20
Median daily rate - £425 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +51.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £425 £301
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +41.28%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
520 531 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.11% 12.47% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 290 246
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £226 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 51 51
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SMS
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 West region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (50.00%) Online Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Campaign Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integrated Marketing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Campaign Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Email Campaign Manager
1 1 (50.00%) PHP Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Campaign Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (50.00%) Integrated Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Online Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP