The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 23 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 Renfrewshire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
- +5.05%
Communications & Networking Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 9 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 25.97% 31.03% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 5 13
Average daily rate £320 £334 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% -13.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £370 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
SMS
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SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

SMS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) MSI
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris
2 1 (50.00%) HP