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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 250 232 240
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing SMS 15 31 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.33% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 1.72% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Median daily rate £450 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £177 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £369 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £294
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
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
1742 1800 1730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.55% 19.11% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 884 740
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 98
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.35 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -14 11 £400 +115.63% 1
Hampshire +5 2 £450 +24.13%
Surrey - 2 £550 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 9 (27.27%) 3G
1 9 (27.27%) Marketing
1 9 (27.27%) Value-Added Service
2 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) 4G
2 8 (24.24%) Software Delivery
2 8 (24.24%) HP
2 8 (24.24%) CRM
3 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 7 (21.21%) Intel Security
3 7 (21.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (21.21%) Project Management
3 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.21%) Software Deployment
3 7 (21.21%) Campaign Management
4 6 (18.18%) Software Distribution
4 6 (18.18%) Release Management
4 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 5 (15.15%) Service Management
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Retail
5 5 (15.15%) LTE
6 4 (12.12%) hybris
6 4 (12.12%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (12.12%) Unica
6 4 (12.12%) Workflow
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
6 4 (12.12%) Shell Script

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Unica
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (3.03%) Eloqua
2 1 (3.03%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (3.03%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) 3G
1 9 (27.27%) Value-Added Service
2 8 (24.24%) 4G
3 5 (15.15%) LTE
4 4 (12.12%) CTI
5 3 (9.09%) MVNO
6 2 (6.06%) SAN
6 2 (6.06%) VoLTE
7 1 (3.03%) 2.5G
7 1 (3.03%) 2G
7 1 (3.03%) Broadband
7 1 (3.03%) Internet
7 1 (3.03%) MPLS
7 1 (3.03%) NAS
7 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 9 (27.27%) Marketing
2 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 5 (15.15%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Designer
2 4 (12.12%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Operations Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Senior Designer
2 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Campaign Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Cloud Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) CRM Campaign Manager
3 3 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) CRM Manager
3 3 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) SAP CRM Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) 3G Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Handset
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) CRM
1 8 (24.24%) Software Delivery
2 7 (21.21%) Campaign Management
2 7 (21.21%) Project Management
2 7 (21.21%) Software Deployment
3 6 (18.18%) Release Management
3 6 (18.18%) Software Distribution
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) Scrum
4 5 (15.15%) Service Management
5 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.12%) Migration
5 4 (12.12%) Workflow
6 3 (9.09%) Direct Marketing
6 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.09%) Validation
7 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) HP
2 7 (21.21%) Intel Security
3 4 (12.12%) hybris
3 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) Avaya
4 1 (3.03%) CA
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Genesys
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Northgate
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com