The table below looks at the statistics for SMPP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMPP over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
Rank - 662 631
Contract jobs citing SMPP 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.003% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.025% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £210
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8373 8117 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.71% 13.91% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4640 4472
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 521 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

SMPP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SMPP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMPP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMPP
Daily Rate Trend

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

SMPP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMPP
Top 16 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SMPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SMPP.

1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) WAP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) RTP
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Redknee
1 1 (100.00%) Agilent
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (100.00%) Xura
1 1 (100.00%) Value-Added Service

SMPP
Top Related IT Skills 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%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (100.00%) RTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Value-Added Service
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) VAS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Agilent
1 1 (100.00%) Redknee
1 1 (100.00%) Xura