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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 233 225 227
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing SMS 31 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 0.63% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 7
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£350 £352 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% -14.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £352 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £352 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £352 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.85% -2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £102.13
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
1886 1419 1786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.02% 16.67% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 652 699
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 99 185
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +13 16 £363 +2.98% 2
Surrey - 8 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 37 (51.39%) Security Cleared
2 32 (44.44%) HP
3 28 (38.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 25 (34.72%) Telecoms
4 25 (34.72%) SC Cleared
5 24 (33.33%) Software Distribution
6 22 (30.56%) Software Deployment
7 21 (29.17%) McAfee
8 17 (23.61%) UNIX
8 17 (23.61%) Degree
9 16 (22.22%) LTE
10 15 (20.83%) 3G
11 13 (18.06%) SLA
12 12 (16.67%) Release Management
13 10 (13.89%) 4G
13 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (12.50%) Windows
15 8 (11.11%) Oracle
15 8 (11.11%) Cisco
15 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
15 8 (11.11%) HTTP
15 8 (11.11%) CheckPoint
15 8 (11.11%) Internet
15 8 (11.11%) Firewall
15 8 (11.11%) F5
15 8 (11.11%) Network Management
15 8 (11.11%) DV Cleared
15 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (9.72%) Fault Management
16 7 (9.72%) Cisco PIX

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (2.78%) FileNet
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.22%) LTE
2 15 (20.83%) 3G
3 10 (13.89%) 4G
4 8 (11.11%) HTTP
4 8 (11.11%) Internet
4 8 (11.11%) Firewall
4 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (9.72%) Cisco PIX
5 7 (9.72%) tcpdump
5 7 (9.72%) Wireshark
5 7 (9.72%) BIG-IP
5 7 (9.72%) Nortel Alteon
5 7 (9.72%) TACACS
5 7 (9.72%) ISUP
5 7 (9.72%) INAP
6 6 (8.33%) GPRS
6 6 (8.33%) VoLTE
7 5 (6.94%) Network Security
7 5 (6.94%) Broadband
8 4 (5.56%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MSI
General
1 25 (34.72%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.94%) Marketing
3 4 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 7 (9.72%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (9.72%) Design Engineer
2 7 (9.72%) Security Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (6.94%) Technical Tester
4 5 (6.94%) Tester
5 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.17%) Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (4.17%) Architect
6 2 (2.78%) Developer
6 2 (2.78%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) Test Analyst
6 2 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (1.39%) Designer
7 1 (1.39%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 1 (1.39%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) WAP
2 1 (1.39%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.72%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.39%) Social Media
5 1 (1.39%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.39%) IVR
5 1 (1.39%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.61%) UNIX
2 9 (12.50%) Windows
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.17%) VMS
4 3 (4.17%) Linux
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 22 (30.56%) Software Deployment
3 12 (16.67%) Release Management
4 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 8 (11.11%) Network Management
5 7 (9.72%) Fault Management
6 6 (8.33%) ITIL
6 6 (8.33%) Change Control
6 6 (8.33%) Capacity Management
7 5 (6.94%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.94%) Change Management
8 4 (5.56%) Project Management
8 4 (5.56%) Validation
9 3 (4.17%) Network Planning
10 1 (1.39%) Data Entry
10 1 (1.39%) Network Architecture
10 1 (1.39%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (1.39%) Coaching
10 1 (1.39%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) PL/SQL
1 7 (9.72%) SQL
2 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.78%) VBScript
3 2 (2.78%) VB
3 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (51.39%) Security Cleared
2 25 (34.72%) SC Cleared
3 17 (23.61%) Degree
4 8 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 7 (9.72%) CCSA
5 7 (9.72%) CCSE
5 7 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (9.72%) CCSP
5 7 (9.72%) CCNP
5 7 (9.72%) CCNA
6 1 (1.39%) AAT
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.39%) CISM
6 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.39%) PMP
6 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.39%) CCA
6 1 (1.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 28 (38.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (9.72%) Netcool
2 7 (9.72%) OpenView
3 4 (5.56%) SCCM
4 1 (1.39%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 32 (44.44%) HP
2 21 (29.17%) McAfee
3 8 (11.11%) Oracle
3 8 (11.11%) Cisco
3 8 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 8 (11.11%) F5
4 7 (9.72%) Crossbeam
4 7 (9.72%) Radware
4 7 (9.72%) Nortel
5 4 (5.56%) TIBCO
5 4 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (4.17%) ZTE
6 3 (4.17%) Huawei
6 3 (4.17%) Thunderhead
6 3 (4.17%) VMware
6 3 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (4.17%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.39%) TippingPoint
8 1 (1.39%) AppSense
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