The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 40
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon - - 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £252 £410
% change year-on-year
+28.96% -38.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £31.50 £102.13
% change year-on-year
-68.25% -69.15%
SMS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
63 49 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.91% 16.01% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 46
Average daily rate £438 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £208 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.69 £42.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.61% +97.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

SMS
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) MSI
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec