The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 244 262 207
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -55
Contract jobs citing SMS 13 15 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.15% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.87% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £225 £386 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.74% -8.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £445 £347
% change year-on-year
-21.34% +28.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
-53.70% -
SMS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1485 1724 1859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.75% 17.37% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 947 880
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 110 99
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SMS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Berkshire +1 13 £225 +30.43% 1
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 South East region with a requirement for SMS.

1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) HP
2 12 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (42.86%) Intel Security
2 12 (42.86%) Release Management
2 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (42.86%) Software Deployment
2 12 (42.86%) Software Distribution
2 12 (42.86%) Software Delivery
2 12 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (21.43%) Marketing
4 5 (17.86%) 3G
5 4 (14.29%) Retail
5 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 4 (14.29%) Migration
5 4 (14.29%) LTE
5 4 (14.29%) 4G
5 4 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
6 3 (10.71%) Email Marketing
6 3 (10.71%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (10.71%) Email Migration
6 3 (10.71%) SmartFocus
6 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Unica
6 3 (10.71%) IBM
6 3 (10.71%) HTML
6 3 (10.71%) SQL

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Adobe Campaign
1 3 (10.71%) Unica
2 1 (3.57%) Eloqua
2 1 (3.57%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) 3G
2 4 (14.29%) 4G
2 4 (14.29%) LTE
2 4 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
3 2 (7.14%) FTP
3 2 (7.14%) MVNO
3 2 (7.14%) VoLTE
4 1 (3.57%) 2.5G
4 1 (3.57%) 2G
4 1 (3.57%) Broadband
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
General
1 6 (21.43%) Marketing
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Content Manager
2 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Campaign Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Designer
3 2 (7.14%) Migration Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Operations Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Designer
4 1 (3.57%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Handset
3 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Release Management
1 12 (42.86%) Software Delivery
1 12 (42.86%) Software Deployment
1 12 (42.86%) Software Distribution
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) Email Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Email Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Campaign Management
4 2 (7.14%) Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) Email Management
4 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 2 (7.14%) Validation
5 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.57%) Change Control
5 1 (3.57%) Content Management
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) VBA
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) HP
1 12 (42.86%) Intel Security
2 3 (10.71%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) Alterian
3 2 (7.14%) Epiphany
3 2 (7.14%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) CA
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Genesys
4 1 (3.57%) Northgate
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com