The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 25 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 131 143
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.20% 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.70% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £450 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +72.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £338 £285
% change year-on-year
-17.03% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.30 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.75%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
503 353 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.21% 11.82% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 200 224
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 39
Median hourly rate £34.00 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.44% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the South West region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the South West region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SMS
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 West region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) VMS
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management