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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 218 229 234
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing SMS 35 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.094% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 0.56% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Average daily rate
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£360 £259 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.26% -28.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £151 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £352 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £288
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.13
% change year-on-year
- +71.42%
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
1853 1433 1883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.88% 16.85% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 677 660
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 101 166
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% +19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +22 24 £375 +45.06% 1
Surrey - 6 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 29 (46.03%) HP
1 29 (46.03%) Security Cleared
2 23 (36.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 22 (34.92%) Telecoms
4 20 (31.75%) SC Cleared
4 20 (31.75%) Software Distribution
5 19 (30.16%) Software Deployment
6 18 (28.57%) McAfee
7 16 (25.40%) Degree
7 16 (25.40%) LTE
8 15 (23.81%) UNIX
9 14 (22.22%) 3G
10 13 (20.63%) SLA
11 11 (17.46%) Release Management
12 10 (15.87%) 4G
13 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (12.70%) F5
14 8 (12.70%) Network Management
14 8 (12.70%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (12.70%) Firewall
14 8 (12.70%) Cisco
14 8 (12.70%) Windows
14 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
14 8 (12.70%) Internet
15 7 (11.11%) Radware
15 7 (11.11%) Netcool
15 7 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (11.11%) TACACS
15 7 (11.11%) CCSP
15 7 (11.11%) CCNP

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (3.17%) FileNet
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.40%) LTE
2 14 (22.22%) 3G
3 10 (15.87%) 4G
4 8 (12.70%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (12.70%) Firewall
4 8 (12.70%) Internet
5 7 (11.11%) TACACS
5 7 (11.11%) tcpdump
5 7 (11.11%) BIG-IP
5 7 (11.11%) Nortel Alteon
5 7 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 7 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
6 6 (9.52%) INAP
6 6 (9.52%) VoLTE
6 6 (9.52%) ISUP
6 6 (9.52%) HTTP
7 5 (7.94%) Broadband
7 5 (7.94%) Network Security
8 4 (6.35%) GPRS
9 3 (4.76%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MSI
2 1 (1.59%) InstallShield
General
1 22 (34.92%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.35%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (12.70%) Network Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Design Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Data Network Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.76%) Technical Tester
5 3 (4.76%) Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Tester
6 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Developer
6 2 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (1.59%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 1 (1.59%) Web Engineer
7 1 (1.59%) Designer
7 1 (1.59%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (1.59%) Marketing Manager
7 1 (1.59%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) WAP
2 2 (3.17%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.59%) IVR
5 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.59%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) UNIX
2 8 (12.70%) Windows
3 3 (4.76%) VMS
3 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.59%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) Software Distribution
2 19 (30.16%) Software Deployment
3 11 (17.46%) Release Management
4 8 (12.70%) Network Management
5 7 (11.11%) Fault Management
5 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.52%) Capacity Management
6 6 (9.52%) Change Control
7 5 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.94%) ITIL
7 5 (7.94%) Problem Management
7 5 (7.94%) Change Management
8 4 (6.35%) Project Management
8 4 (6.35%) Validation
9 3 (4.76%) Network Planning
10 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (1.59%) Business Development
10 1 (1.59%) Load Balancing
10 1 (1.59%) Migration
10 1 (1.59%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) PL/SQL
1 5 (7.94%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (46.03%) Security Cleared
2 20 (31.75%) SC Cleared
3 16 (25.40%) Degree
4 7 (11.11%) CCSP
4 7 (11.11%) CCNP
4 7 (11.11%) CCNA
4 7 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (11.11%) CCSA
4 7 (11.11%) CCSE
5 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) AAT
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.59%) CISM
6 1 (1.59%) CCA
6 1 (1.59%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (36.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (11.11%) OpenView
2 7 (11.11%) Netcool
3 2 (3.17%) SCCM
4 1 (1.59%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) HP
2 18 (28.57%) McAfee
3 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
3 8 (12.70%) Cisco
3 8 (12.70%) F5
4 7 (11.11%) Crossbeam
4 7 (11.11%) Nortel
4 7 (11.11%) Radware
5 6 (9.52%) Oracle
6 4 (6.35%) TIBCO
6 4 (6.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (4.76%) ZTE
7 3 (4.76%) Huawei
7 3 (4.76%) Thunderhead
7 3 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (4.76%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix
8 1 (1.59%) Juniper
8 1 (1.59%) VMware
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