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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
Rank 550 559 558
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing SMS 45 59 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 0.81% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 28
Median daily rate £350 £500 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +48.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £566 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £446 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.43% +37.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £29.00 £73.25 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.40% +632.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.35 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +203.50%

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
6862 7258 7390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4145 4226 4179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
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 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 365 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.38 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +25.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMS within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

SMS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 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 -1 42 £350 -31.10% 5
South East +23 20 £195 -2.50% 1
Berkshire +13 13 £180 - 1
East of England +11 8 £350 -
Essex +5 7 £350 -
London +5 6 £525 +5.00% 2
Bracknell +5 5 £190 -
Slough - 4 £180 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - - 1
North East - 4 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 - - 1
Yorkshire +10 3 £425 -18.34%
Reading +9 3 - - 1
Hook - 3 £456 -
Hampshire - 3 £456 -
West Yorkshire +15 2 £425 -21.44%
Milton Keynes 0 2 £463 +131.25%
City of London -5 2 £525 -
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £463 +131.25%
Halifax - 2 £425 -
Channel Islands - 2 £475 -
Guernsey - 2 £475 -
Jersey - 2 £475 -
South West +12 1 - -
Bristol +6 1 - -
Kent - 1 £600 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 53 (51.96%) Marketing
2 28 (27.45%) HTML
2 28 (27.45%) CRM
3 24 (23.53%) Analytics
4 23 (22.55%) Digital Marketing
5 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
5 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (18.63%) Legal
6 19 (18.63%) Adobe Campaign
7 18 (17.65%) Windows
7 18 (17.65%) .NET
8 17 (16.67%) SQL
8 17 (16.67%) Adobe
8 17 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 16 (15.69%) Virtual Team
10 15 (14.71%) Java
10 15 (14.71%) Software Delivery
10 15 (14.71%) Open Source
11 14 (13.73%) Social Media
11 14 (13.73%) Big Data
11 14 (13.73%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (13.73%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
11 14 (13.73%) J2EE
11 14 (13.73%) OO
11 14 (13.73%) SOA
11 14 (13.73%) Zachman Framework
11 14 (13.73%) TOGAF
12 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
12 13 (12.75%) XML

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 13 (12.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.96%) SAS
3 1 (0.98%) CMS
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (18.63%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (5.88%) Unica
3 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) SmartFocus
2 5 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.92%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) DNS
2 5 (4.90%) DHCP
3 4 (3.92%) SMTP
3 4 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.94%) 3G
4 3 (2.94%) SNMP
5 2 (1.96%) FTP
5 2 (1.96%) Wireless
6 1 (0.98%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.98%) Firewall
6 1 (0.98%) IMAP
6 1 (0.98%) Internet
6 1 (0.98%) LDAP
6 1 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.98%) SMPP
6 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.73%) Big Data
2 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.82%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.96%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.98%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.92%) JSUnit
2 4 (3.92%) NUnit
2 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 53 (51.96%) Marketing
2 19 (18.63%) Legal
3 11 (10.78%) Retail
4 7 (6.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.88%) Finance
6 5 (4.90%) Automotive
7 4 (3.92%) Advertising
7 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.94%) Banking
9 1 (0.98%) Publishing
9 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (15.69%) Architect
2 14 (13.73%) Digital Architect
2 14 (13.73%) Digital Marketing Architect
3 11 (10.78%) Analyst
4 9 (8.82%) Developer
4 9 (8.82%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 9 (8.82%) IT Architect
4 9 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.86%) Consultant
6 6 (5.88%) Campaign Analyst
6 6 (5.88%) Marketing Specialist
7 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.90%) CRM Specialist
7 5 (4.90%) Designer
7 5 (4.90%) HTML Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.92%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.45%) HTML
2 18 (17.65%) .NET
3 14 (13.73%) J2EE
4 13 (12.75%) XML
5 12 (11.76%) CSS
6 11 (10.78%) Web Services
7 5 (4.90%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.90%) HTML5
8 4 (3.92%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (3.92%) Entity Framework
8 4 (3.92%) JSON
8 4 (3.92%) LINQ
8 4 (3.92%) Ninject
8 4 (3.92%) Sass
9 3 (2.94%) Flash
10 2 (1.96%) WSDL
10 2 (1.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Virtual Team
2 14 (13.73%) Social Media
3 11 (10.78%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.94%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.94%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.94%) User Experience
6 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.96%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.96%) Telematics
7 1 (0.98%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (4.90%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Android
5 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.45%) CRM
2 24 (23.53%) Analytics
3 23 (22.55%) Digital Marketing
4 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (14.71%) Open Source
5 15 (14.71%) Software Delivery
6 14 (13.73%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (13.73%) OO
6 14 (13.73%) SOA
6 14 (13.73%) Technical Architecture
6 14 (13.73%) TOGAF
6 14 (13.73%) Zachman Framework
7 13 (12.75%) Email Marketing
7 13 (12.75%) Project Management
7 13 (12.75%) Software Deployment
8 12 (11.76%) Big Data Analytics
8 12 (11.76%) Data Analytics
9 11 (10.78%) Software Distribution
10 10 (9.80%) Release Management
11 9 (8.82%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) SQL
2 15 (14.71%) Java
3 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.80%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.92%) C#
6 2 (1.96%) VBA
7 1 (0.98%) Delphi
7 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.92%) XenApp
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (9.80%) SCCM
3 3 (2.94%) Endace
3 3 (2.94%) Nagios
4 2 (1.96%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.98%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.98%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 17 (16.67%) Adobe
2 12 (11.76%) IBM
2 12 (11.76%) Intel Security
3 10 (9.80%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 10 (9.80%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (8.82%) HP
5 8 (7.84%) Citrix
6 4 (3.92%) Google
6 4 (3.92%) Tableau
7 3 (2.94%) AppSense
7 3 (2.94%) Cisco
7 3 (2.94%) Splunk
8 2 (1.96%) Alterian
8 2 (1.96%) Epiphany
8 2 (1.96%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.98%) BT
9 1 (0.98%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.98%) Solace
9 1 (0.98%) VMware
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