The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough 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 Slough 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 32 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.39% - 4.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% - 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £175
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
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
53 61 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.78% 26.18% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 18
Average daily rate £250 £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £44.50 £162.50 £200.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.61% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
SMS
Berkshire

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Slough

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Crossbeam
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) WAP
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) NFS
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

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

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SS7
2 1 (50.00%) TACACS
2 1 (50.00%) ISUP
2 1 (50.00%) INAP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel Alteon
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) WAP
1 1 (50.00%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCSP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CCSA
1 1 (50.00%) CCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView
1 1 (50.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Nortel
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (50.00%) Radware
1 1 (50.00%) Redknee
1 1 (50.00%) Crossbeam
1 1 (50.00%) F5