The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 64 70 83
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.63% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 2.54% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £425 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +55.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £328
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
250 236 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.93% 24.79% 35.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 86 97
Average daily rate £351 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +51.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
SMS
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SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SMS
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee