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 5 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 240 241 234
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing SMS 6 18 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.077% 0.19% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 1.02% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Median daily rate £456 £188 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.93% -46.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.38 -
% change year-on-year
+2.20% -
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
1559 1761 1894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.13% 18.73% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 948 888
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 121 114
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

SMS Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 December 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
Hampshire - 3 £456 - 1
Berkshire +2 2 - - 2
Kent - 1 £600 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) HP
2 9 (40.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (40.91%) Intel Security
2 9 (40.91%) Release Management
2 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) Software Deployment
2 9 (40.91%) Software Distribution
2 9 (40.91%) Software Delivery
2 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
3 6 (27.27%) Marketing
4 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
5 4 (18.18%) Advertising
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) User Experience
6 3 (13.64%) Email Migration
6 3 (13.64%) SmartFocus
6 3 (13.64%) Product Management
6 3 (13.64%) Email Marketing
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 3 (13.64%) HTML
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 2 (9.09%) VBA
7 2 (9.09%) SAS
7 2 (9.09%) FTP
7 2 (9.09%) IBM
7 2 (9.09%) Ericsson
7 2 (9.09%) Epiphany
7 2 (9.09%) Alterian

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 (9.09%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (9.09%) Unica
2 1 (4.55%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SmartFocus
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (27.27%) Marketing
2 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 4 (18.18%) Advertising
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (4.55%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (13.64%) Analyst
1 3 (13.64%) Content Manager
1 3 (13.64%) Data Manager
1 3 (13.64%) Development Manager
1 3 (13.64%) Mobile Product Manager
1 3 (13.64%) Product Development Manager
1 3 (13.64%) Product Manager
2 2 (9.09%) Campaign Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Developer
2 2 (9.09%) Migration Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Commercial Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Database Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Delphi Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Email Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Implementation Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Operations Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Operations Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Sales Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Release Management
1 9 (40.91%) Software Delivery
1 9 (40.91%) Software Deployment
1 9 (40.91%) Software Distribution
2 3 (13.64%) Email Marketing
2 3 (13.64%) Email Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Product Management
3 2 (9.09%) Campaign Management
3 2 (9.09%) Email Management
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Data Management
4 1 (4.55%) Product Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VBA
3 1 (4.55%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) HP
1 9 (40.91%) Intel Security
2 2 (9.09%) Alterian
2 2 (9.09%) Epiphany
2 2 (9.09%) Ericsson
2 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Northgate
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