The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 73 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.31% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £325 £282
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +15.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.15 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.67%
SMS
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
286 207 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.93% 21.41% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 74 92
Median daily rate £400 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Median hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £14.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £39.75 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 15 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 Reading region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) MBA
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile First

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Sales Executive
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile First
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) MBA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) SAP