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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
England / South East
Rank 214 248 248
Rank change year-on-year
+34 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 26 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 0.50% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 6
Median daily rate £185 £235 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.10% -41.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £235 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £235 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £180 £345
% change year-on-year
+72.46% -47.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +29.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +35.23%

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
1547 1793 2014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.06% 20.66% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 984 966
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 92 112
Median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.17% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +28 20 £180 -23.24% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £463 -
Hampshire - 2 £443 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 (38.24%) Marketing
2 11 (32.35%) Workflow
2 11 (32.35%) CRM
3 10 (29.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 10 (29.41%) Software Deployment
4 9 (26.47%) Analytics
4 9 (26.47%) Software Distribution
4 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
4 9 (26.47%) Intel Security
5 8 (23.53%) HTML
5 8 (23.53%) Google Analytics
5 8 (23.53%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (23.53%) Workflow Management
5 8 (23.53%) Google
5 8 (23.53%) SmartFocus
5 8 (23.53%) Mobile Marketing
5 8 (23.53%) Tableau
5 8 (23.53%) Software Delivery
5 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
5 8 (23.53%) Marketing Automation
5 8 (23.53%) Mobile Optimisation
5 8 (23.53%) Personalization
6 7 (20.59%) Release Management
6 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
6 7 (20.59%) HP
7 6 (17.65%) Windows
8 4 (11.76%) Change Control
8 4 (11.76%) Service Design
8 4 (11.76%) Legal

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) Google Analytics
1 8 (23.53%) SmartFocus
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Diameter Protocol
1 3 (8.82%) LDAP
1 3 (8.82%) SMPP
2 2 (5.88%) IMAP
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
2 2 (5.88%) SMTP
2 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SAP Data Services
General
1 13 (38.24%) Marketing
2 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.76%) Advertising
3 4 (11.76%) Legal
4 2 (5.88%) Automotive
4 2 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Digital Executive
1 7 (20.59%) Digital Marketing Executive
1 7 (20.59%) Marketing Executive
2 5 (14.71%) Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Core Network Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Messaging Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Network Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Data Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Development Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Mobile Product Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Product Development Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Product Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Marketing Automation Executive
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Email Executive
5 1 (2.94%) Email Marketing Executive
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Marketing Executive
5 1 (2.94%) Telematics Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) CORBA
2 2 (5.88%) SAML
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) WSDL
2 2 (5.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) CRM
1 11 (32.35%) Workflow
2 10 (29.41%) Software Deployment
3 9 (26.47%) Analytics
3 9 (26.47%) Software Distribution
4 8 (23.53%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (23.53%) Marketing Automation
4 8 (23.53%) Mobile Marketing
4 8 (23.53%) Mobile Optimisation
4 8 (23.53%) Personalization
4 8 (23.53%) Software Delivery
4 8 (23.53%) Workflow Management
5 7 (20.59%) Release Management
6 4 (11.76%) Change Control
6 4 (11.76%) Service Design
7 3 (8.82%) B2B
7 3 (8.82%) Campaign Management
7 3 (8.82%) Coaching
7 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.82%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Intel Security
2 8 (23.53%) Google
2 8 (23.53%) Tableau
3 7 (20.59%) HP
4 3 (8.82%) hybris
4 3 (8.82%) SAP