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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 201 229 234
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +5
Contract jobs citing SMS 42 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 1.20% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Average daily rate
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£423 £320 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.03% +35.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £285 £316
% change year-on-year
+21.92% -9.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +80.00%
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
1847 1584 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 18.13% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 723 605
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 94 161
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +34 37 £475 +75.92% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Hampshire -17 1 £347 +7.74%
Kent - - - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (39.62%) Telecoms
2 20 (37.74%) HP
3 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
4 18 (33.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 17 (32.08%) LTE
6 16 (30.19%) 3G
7 15 (28.30%) Software Deployment
7 15 (28.30%) Software Distribution
8 14 (26.42%) Degree
9 13 (24.53%) McAfee
10 11 (20.75%) SLA
10 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
10 11 (20.75%) 4G
11 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (16.98%) Release Management
12 8 (15.09%) UNIX
12 8 (15.09%) Internet
12 8 (15.09%) ISUP
13 7 (13.21%) INAP
13 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
13 7 (13.21%) Capacity Management
14 6 (11.32%) VoLTE
14 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
14 6 (11.32%) Windows
14 6 (11.32%) Project Management
15 5 (9.43%) TIBCO
15 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
15 5 (9.43%) Broadband
15 5 (9.43%) Cisco
15 5 (9.43%) Validation

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.77%) FileNet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.08%) LTE
2 16 (30.19%) 3G
3 11 (20.75%) 4G
4 8 (15.09%) Internet
4 8 (15.09%) ISUP
5 7 (13.21%) INAP
6 6 (11.32%) VoLTE
7 5 (9.43%) Broadband
7 5 (9.43%) Firewall
7 5 (9.43%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (9.43%) Wireshark
8 4 (7.55%) tcpdump
8 4 (7.55%) BIG-IP
8 4 (7.55%) Nortel Alteon
8 4 (7.55%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (7.55%) HTTP
8 4 (7.55%) UMTS
8 4 (7.55%) LDAP
8 4 (7.55%) SCCP
8 4 (7.55%) TACACS
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MSI
2 2 (3.77%) InstallShield
General
1 21 (39.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.43%) Marketing
3 4 (7.55%) Finance
4 3 (5.66%) Legal
5 2 (3.77%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Design Engineer
2 5 (9.43%) Network Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Data Network Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (7.55%) Security Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Developer
5 2 (3.77%) Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Applications Packager
5 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
6 1 (1.89%) Business Analyst
6 1 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (1.89%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (1.89%) Support Technician
6 1 (1.89%) Test Analyst
6 1 (1.89%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) WAP
2 3 (5.66%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.89%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.89%) SOAP
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
3 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) UNIX
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.66%) VMS
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.89%) Solaris
5 1 (1.89%) Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Software Deployment
1 15 (28.30%) Software Distribution
2 9 (16.98%) Release Management
3 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
3 7 (13.21%) Capacity Management
4 6 (11.32%) Project Management
5 5 (9.43%) Validation
5 5 (9.43%) Network Management
6 4 (7.55%) Change Control
6 4 (7.55%) Fault Management
6 4 (7.55%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) Change Management
7 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.66%) Network Planning
7 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.77%) CRM
9 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.89%) Network Design
9 1 (1.89%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) C
1 1 (1.89%) C++
1 1 (1.89%) Java
1 1 (1.89%) Perl
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.42%) Degree
3 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) CCSE
4 4 (7.55%) CCSA
4 4 (7.55%) CCSP
4 4 (7.55%) CCNP
4 4 (7.55%) CCNA
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) ISEB
5 1 (1.89%) CCA
5 1 (1.89%) CISSP
5 1 (1.89%) CISM
5 1 (1.89%) AAT
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) NFS
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (7.55%) OpenView
2 4 (7.55%) Netcool
3 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) HP
2 13 (24.53%) McAfee
3 5 (9.43%) TIBCO
3 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
3 5 (9.43%) Cisco
3 5 (9.43%) F5
4 4 (7.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (7.55%) Crossbeam
4 4 (7.55%) Nortel
4 4 (7.55%) Radware
5 3 (5.66%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (5.66%) Ericsson
5 3 (5.66%) Huawei
5 3 (5.66%) ZTE
6 2 (3.77%) Thunderhead
6 2 (3.77%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.89%) Juniper
7 1 (1.89%) Redknee
7 1 (1.89%) AppSense
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