The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
Rank 609 589 576
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs citing SMPP 2 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.007% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.025% 0.053% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
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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 - - -

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
7876 7565 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.83% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4518 4037 3593
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 417 482
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 7 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 27 July 2015. 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 -28 2 - - 4
Berkshire +5 1 - -
South East -15 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -

SMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) GSM
1 6 (85.71%) SS7
1 6 (85.71%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (71.43%) Network Architecture
2 5 (71.43%) 4G
2 5 (71.43%) Wireshark
2 5 (71.43%) SIGTRAN
2 5 (71.43%) 3G
2 5 (71.43%) 2G
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) MSMQ
5 1 (14.29%) LDAP
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) ISO 8583
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) Italian Language
5 1 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) WPF

SMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) GSM
1 6 (85.71%) SS7
1 6 (85.71%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (71.43%) 3G
2 5 (71.43%) 2G
2 5 (71.43%) Wireshark
2 5 (71.43%) SIGTRAN
2 5 (71.43%) 4G
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) LDAP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Test Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) MSMQ
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
2 1 (14.29%) WF
2 1 (14.29%) LINQ
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Network Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center