The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 573 606 539
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -67
Contract jobs citing SMS 63 58 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.73% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 42
Median daily rate £315 £448 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.60% +33.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £205 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £595 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £445 £347
% change year-on-year
-21.34% +28.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
-53.70% -

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
8132 7895 8557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.44% 13.67% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4960 4557 4738
Median daily rate £400 £387 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 480
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS within the UK.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

SMS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS within the UK.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMS
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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 +29 63 £315 -29.60% 15
London +19 22 £263 -41.66% 3
East of England +27 18 £350 - 1
South East +11 13 £225 +30.43% 2
Berkshire +10 13 £225 +30.43% 1
Essex +10 8 £350 -
City of London +24 7 £250 -45.05%
Bracknell -2 7 - -
Bedfordshire -1 6 £315 -
North Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Luton - 4 £315 -
Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Wiltshire +10 3 - -
South West +7 3 - -
York - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £300 - 1
Swindon - 3 - -
Slough - 3 £225 -
West Midlands -17 2 £775 +29.16% 1
Reading +12 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Middlesbrough - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £775 - 1

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SMS 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 SMS.

1 56 (47.46%) Marketing
2 37 (31.36%) Windows
3 34 (28.81%) CRM
4 31 (26.27%) Software Delivery
5 29 (24.58%) HTML
6 26 (22.03%) Security Cleared
7 24 (20.34%) SCCM
7 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
7 24 (20.34%) Project Management
8 23 (19.49%) Active Directory
8 23 (19.49%) Citrix
9 21 (17.80%) SQL
9 21 (17.80%) XenApp
10 20 (16.95%) DNS
10 20 (16.95%) DHCP
10 20 (16.95%) Data Centre
11 19 (16.10%) AppSense
12 18 (15.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 18 (15.25%) JavaScript
12 18 (15.25%) Email Marketing
12 18 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (15.25%) Analytics
13 16 (13.56%) Retail
13 16 (13.56%) Digital Marketing
13 16 (13.56%) SQL Server
13 16 (13.56%) XML
13 16 (13.56%) E-Commerce
14 15 (12.71%) Web Services
14 15 (12.71%) VMware
14 15 (12.71%) Degree

SMS
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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.47%) Skype for Business
2 9 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (7.63%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (2.54%) CMS
5 2 (1.69%) Apache
5 2 (1.69%) Drupal
5 2 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.69%) Mule
5 2 (1.69%) SAS
5 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (11.02%) Adobe Campaign
2 7 (5.93%) Unica
3 1 (0.85%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.85%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.54%) SmartFocus
2 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.95%) DHCP
1 20 (16.95%) DNS
2 12 (10.17%) 3G
3 7 (5.93%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (5.08%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (3.39%) 4G
5 4 (3.39%) LTE
5 4 (3.39%) Value-Added Service
6 3 (2.54%) SMTP
6 3 (2.54%) SNMP
7 2 (1.69%) Broadband
7 2 (1.69%) FTP
7 2 (1.69%) HTTP
7 2 (1.69%) Internet
7 2 (1.69%) MVNO
7 2 (1.69%) VoLTE
7 2 (1.69%) Wireless
8 1 (0.85%) 2.5G
8 1 (0.85%) 2G
8 1 (0.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.02%) Data Mining
3 10 (8.47%) Big Data
4 2 (1.69%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.54%) JSUnit
3 3 (2.54%) NUnit
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.85%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.85%) FindBugs
4 1 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 56 (47.46%) Marketing
2 16 (13.56%) Retail
3 14 (11.86%) Legal
4 5 (4.24%) Finance
4 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.54%) Automotive
5 3 (2.54%) Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Publishing
6 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (11.02%) Analyst
2 12 (10.17%) Project Manager
3 11 (9.32%) Architect
4 10 (8.47%) Desktop Support
4 10 (8.47%) Digital Architect
5 9 (7.63%) CRM Specialist
6 8 (6.78%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.93%) Developer
7 7 (5.93%) IT Architect
8 6 (5.08%) Designer
8 6 (5.08%) Marketing Specialist
9 5 (4.24%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Campaign Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Consultant
9 5 (4.24%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.39%) CRM Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.58%) HTML
2 16 (13.56%) XML
3 15 (12.71%) Web Services
4 14 (11.86%) .NET
5 10 (8.47%) CSS
5 10 (8.47%) J2EE
6 6 (5.08%) HTML5
7 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.54%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.54%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.54%) Flash
7 3 (2.54%) JSON
7 3 (2.54%) LINQ
7 3 (2.54%) Ninject
7 3 (2.54%) Sass
8 2 (1.69%) WSDL
8 2 (1.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.02%) Virtual Team
3 11 (9.32%) Social Media
4 9 (7.63%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.93%) Fat Client
6 7 (5.93%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.54%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.69%) Telematics
9 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.85%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.85%) Handset
9 1 (0.85%) IVR
9 1 (0.85%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (31.36%) Windows
2 8 (6.78%) Windows 7
2 8 (6.78%) Windows Server
2 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.24%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.81%) CRM
2 31 (26.27%) Software Delivery
3 24 (20.34%) Project Management
4 18 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (15.25%) Analytics
4 18 (15.25%) Email Marketing
5 16 (13.56%) Digital Marketing
5 16 (13.56%) E-Commerce
6 13 (11.02%) Data Architecture
6 13 (11.02%) Release Management
6 13 (11.02%) Software Deployment
7 12 (10.17%) Software Distribution
8 10 (8.47%) ITIL
8 10 (8.47%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (7.63%) Data Analytics
9 9 (7.63%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (7.63%) OO
9 9 (7.63%) SOA
9 9 (7.63%) TOGAF
9 9 (7.63%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.80%) SQL
2 18 (15.25%) JavaScript
3 14 (11.86%) Java
4 13 (11.02%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.24%) C#
6 2 (1.69%) PHP
6 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.69%) VBA
7 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (22.03%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.71%) Degree
4 3 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.85%) CCNA
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.85%) MCITP
5 1 (0.85%) MCP
5 1 (0.85%) MCSE
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.54%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (19.49%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.80%) XenApp
3 18 (15.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (8.47%) Hyper-V
5 9 (7.63%) XenDesktop
5 9 (7.63%) XenServer
6 6 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (1.69%) Varnish
7 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.85%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (20.34%) SCCM
2 13 (11.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.54%) Endace
3 3 (2.54%) Nagios
4 2 (1.69%) Kibana
4 2 (1.69%) logstash
5 1 (0.85%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.85%) WSUS
5 1 (0.85%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 23 (19.49%) Citrix
2 19 (16.10%) AppSense
3 15 (12.71%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 15 (12.71%) VMware
4 14 (11.86%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (11.02%) HP
5 13 (11.02%) IBM
5 13 (11.02%) Intel Security
6 11 (9.32%) Adobe
7 6 (5.08%) Cisco
8 5 (4.24%) ThinPrint
9 3 (2.54%) hybris
9 3 (2.54%) Oracle
9 3 (2.54%) Splunk
10 2 (1.69%) Alterian
10 2 (1.69%) Epiphany
10 2 (1.69%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.69%) ForgeRock
10 2 (1.69%) Google
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