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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 249 254 224
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -30
Contract jobs citing SMS 18 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 1.18% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £238 £363 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.48% -11.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £178 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £511 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +41.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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
1573 1786 1846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.94% 18.24% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 970 866
Median daily rate £375 £355 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 124 100
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +11 17 £238 +32.68% 2
Surrey - 1 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 12 (32.43%) Marketing
2 11 (29.73%) Windows
3 10 (27.03%) HP
3 10 (27.03%) Data Centre
4 9 (24.32%) Value-Added Service
4 9 (24.32%) Software Delivery
4 9 (24.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (24.32%) 3G
4 9 (24.32%) Intel Security
4 9 (24.32%) Release Management
4 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) Software Deployment
4 9 (24.32%) Software Distribution
5 8 (21.62%) Campaign Management
5 8 (21.62%) 4G
5 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
6 7 (18.92%) CRM
6 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (16.22%) Project Management
8 5 (13.51%) Service Management
8 5 (13.51%) Migration
8 5 (13.51%) Scrum
8 5 (13.51%) SQL
8 5 (13.51%) LTE
8 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.51%) Retail
8 5 (13.51%) Unica
9 4 (10.81%) hybris
9 4 (10.81%) SAP Data Services

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 (5.41%) SAS
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Unica
2 3 (8.11%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (2.70%) Eloqua
3 1 (2.70%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (2.70%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) 3G
1 9 (24.32%) Value-Added Service
2 8 (21.62%) 4G
3 5 (13.51%) LTE
4 4 (10.81%) CTI
5 3 (8.11%) MVNO
6 2 (5.41%) FTP
6 2 (5.41%) VoLTE
7 1 (2.70%) 2.5G
7 1 (2.70%) 2G
7 1 (2.70%) Broadband
7 1 (2.70%) Internet
7 1 (2.70%) MPLS
7 1 (2.70%) Network Security
7 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 12 (32.43%) Marketing
2 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
3 5 (13.51%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (13.51%) Analyst
1 5 (13.51%) Designer
2 4 (10.81%) Senior Designer
2 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Cloud Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Content Manager
3 3 (8.11%) CRM Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Operations Manager
3 3 (8.11%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) SAP CRM Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Campaign Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Campaign Manager
4 2 (5.41%) CRM Campaign Manager
4 2 (5.41%) CRM Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Migration Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Operations Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) SAML
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Handset
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Release Management
1 9 (24.32%) Software Delivery
1 9 (24.32%) Software Deployment
1 9 (24.32%) Software Distribution
2 8 (21.62%) Campaign Management
3 7 (18.92%) CRM
4 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.51%) Migration
5 5 (13.51%) Scrum
5 5 (13.51%) Service Management
6 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.81%) Workflow
7 3 (8.11%) Email Marketing
7 3 (8.11%) Email Migration
7 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.11%) Validation
8 2 (5.41%) Direct Marketing
8 2 (5.41%) Email Management
8 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.41%) C
3 2 (5.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) HP
2 9 (24.32%) Intel Security
3 4 (10.81%) hybris
3 4 (10.81%) SAP
4 3 (8.11%) IBM
5 2 (5.41%) Alterian
5 2 (5.41%) Epiphany
5 2 (5.41%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.70%) Adobe
6 1 (2.70%) Avaya
6 1 (2.70%) CA
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) Genesys
6 1 (2.70%) Northgate
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com