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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 148 131 129
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.067% 0.033% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.28% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £425 £400 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +28.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £312
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
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
556 361 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.63% 11.98% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 167 154
Median daily rate £344 £324 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £140 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

SMS Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 2 £425 -
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SMS.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Social Media
2 1 (50.00%) 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 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Retail Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Digital Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management