The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 24 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 Scotland 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 115 105
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.041% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.48% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £325
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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
377 209 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.58% 8.48% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 102 115
Average daily rate £340 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £158 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.14% +34.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.20 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.05 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
SMS
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SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SMS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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