The table below looks at the statistics for the Messaging Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Messaging Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Messaging Specialist
Rank 609 595 560
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Messaging Specialist 17 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.033% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.035% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 20
Average daily rate £368 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £285 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £460 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Messaging Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Messaging Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Messaging Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Messaging Specialist within the UK.

Messaging Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Messaging Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Messaging Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Messaging Specialist within the UK.

Messaging Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Messaging Specialist
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Messaging Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -6 14 £375 - 2
South East +20 6 £388 +14.81% 1
Berkshire +11 5 £400 +20.75%
London -2 3 £400 +0.69% 1
North West - 3 £350 -
West Yorkshire -9 2 - -
Leeds -10 2 - -
Yorkshire -20 2 - -
Slough - 2 £388 -
Scotland - 2 - -
City of London +33 1 £300 -20.00%
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £360 -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Messaging Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Messaging Specialist in their job title 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 with Messaging Specialist in their job title.

1 26 (81.25%) MS Exchange
2 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 12 (37.50%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.00%) Skype for Business
5 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (21.88%) Office 365
6 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
7 6 (18.75%) Blackberry
7 6 (18.75%) Finance
7 6 (18.75%) Migration
8 5 (15.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
8 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (15.63%) VMware
9 4 (12.50%) Clustering
9 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (12.50%) ITIL
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (12.50%) Middleware
10 3 (9.38%) Skype
10 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
10 3 (9.38%) Dell
10 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
10 3 (9.38%) CSS

Messaging Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Messaging Specialist in their job title 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 with Messaging Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (81.25%) MS Exchange
2 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (15.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
6 3 (9.38%) Live Communications Server
6 3 (9.38%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Skype
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 2 (6.25%) SMTP
2 2 (6.25%) SSL
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MagicDraw
1 1 (3.13%) Maven
1 1 (3.13%) Toad
1 1 (3.13%) XMLSpy
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (9.38%) CSS
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) Ajax
4 1 (3.13%) CSS3
4 1 (3.13%) DOM
4 1 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (3.13%) FpML
4 1 (3.13%) HornetQ
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) Java EE
4 1 (3.13%) JAXB
4 1 (3.13%) JMS
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
4 1 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) XML Schema
4 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Equities
4 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.13%) iPad
4 1 (3.13%) iPhone
4 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Linux
5 3 (9.38%) Unix
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
3 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) High Availability
3 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.13%) Data Governance
4 1 (3.13%) Email Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Management
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.13%) Release Management
4 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (3.13%) ISO20022
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Dell
3 3 (9.38%) IronPort
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) MobileIron
4 2 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (3.13%) EMC
5 1 (3.13%) FireEye
5 1 (3.13%) NetApp