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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
UK
Rank 591 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMPP 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.059% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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
6821 7588 7801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.58% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4255 4486 4294
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 314 451
Median hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £50.00 £43.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 23 February 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
Berkshire - 4 - -
South East - 4 - -
England - 4 - -
Reading - 2 - -

SMPP
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 4 (100.00%) LDAP
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 4 (100.00%) Service Design
2 3 (75.00%) IMAP
2 3 (75.00%) SMS
2 3 (75.00%) SMTP
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) CORBA
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) 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 4 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 4 (100.00%) LDAP
2 3 (75.00%) IMAP
2 3 (75.00%) SMS
2 3 (75.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Messaging Architect
2 3 (75.00%) Core Network Architect
2 3 (75.00%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) CORBA
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Service Design
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby