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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
UK
Rank 580 - 601
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMPP 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% - 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.030% - 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £300
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
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMPP within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 2 - -
South East - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Reading - 1 - -

SMPP
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) CORBA
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) IMAP
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (100.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl

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 2 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (100.00%) IMAP
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
2 1 (50.00%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Messaging Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Core Network Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CORBA
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby