The first table below looks at the demand for SMPP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMPP over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
Rank 585 555 567
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +12
Contract jobs citing SMPP 4 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.016% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.053% 0.11% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£210 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7573 6986 8979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.87% 13.66% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 3623 3957
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 467 692
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%

SMPP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMPP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMPP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
England -6 4 £210 -35.38% 5
South West - 2 - - 1
Berkshire +5 1 - - 2
South East -10 1 - - 2
London - 1 £210 - 2
Reading - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -

SMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMPP 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 SMPP.

1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (66.67%) SIGTRAN
2 3 (50.00%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) SCTP
3 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (33.33%) 4G
3 2 (33.33%) M3UA
3 2 (33.33%) MVNO
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) SS7
3 2 (33.33%) TCAP
3 2 (33.33%) SCCP
3 2 (33.33%) INAP
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) MySQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) GPRS
3 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) 3G

SMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMPP 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 SMPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SIGTRAN
2 3 (50.00%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) SCTP
3 2 (33.33%) 4G
3 2 (33.33%) M3UA
3 2 (33.33%) MVNO
3 2 (33.33%) GPRS
3 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) SS7
3 2 (33.33%) TCAP
3 2 (33.33%) SCCP
3 2 (33.33%) INAP
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) PHP
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper