The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 131 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.22% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
308 311 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.35% 9.66% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 126 191
Median daily rate £350 £315 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £171 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 10
Median hourly rate £40.50 £14.18 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £28.75 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SMS.

1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Social Media
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Build Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Retail Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Build Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Digital Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix