The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £333 £288
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.15 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.67%
SMS
South Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
63 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 14.19% 14.06% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 18
Average daily rate £413 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £303 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

SMS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
1 2 (100.00%) nginx
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) Artifactory
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Opsview
1 2 (100.00%) GitLab
1 2 (100.00%) API Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) Nagios
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Web Operations

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) nginx
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Artifactory
1 2 (100.00%) GitLab
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) API Integration
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Nagios
1 2 (100.00%) Opsview