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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
Rank 645 640 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing SMPP 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.009% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.012% 0.061% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £150 -
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
8519 8251 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.73% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5166 4605 3901
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 478 403
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.10 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 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 +6 1 - - 4

SMPP
Top 16 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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