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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
Rank 659 672 613
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -59
Contract jobs citing SMPP 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.011% 0.025% 0.040%
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
8753 7956 7528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.95% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 4551 3996
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 487 433
Median hourly rate £28.88 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.85% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.73 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 1 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 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -15 1 - -

SMPP
Top 16 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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