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 29 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 588 554 550
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -4
Contract jobs citing SMS 55 82 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 1.02% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 48
Median daily rate £290 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £179 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £294
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +37.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -

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
8718 8059 7220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 14.38% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5279 4535 3866
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 479 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.30 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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
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 29 June 2016.

SMS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SMS
Top 23 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 29 June 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 -30 52 £285 -12.30% 10
North East - 19 £280 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £280 -
Tyne and Wear - 19 £280 -
South East -18 15 £450 +38.46% 2
London +5 11 £290 -3.33% 3
Berkshire -14 11 £400 +115.63% 1
Bracknell -8 7 £400 +123.46%
East of England +13 6 £400 -11.11% 1
Scotland -15 3 £425 -
Edinburgh - 3 £425 -
Hampshire +5 2 £450 +24.13%
Essex 0 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £400 -
Surrey - 2 £550 -
City of London +47 1 £290 -42.00% 1
Southampton +16 1 £450 -
Reading -10 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £550 -
Brentwood - 1 - - 1

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 35 (36.08%) Windows
2 27 (27.84%) Active Directory
2 27 (27.84%) Software Delivery
3 25 (25.77%) Marketing
3 25 (25.77%) Security Cleared
4 24 (24.74%) SCCM
4 24 (24.74%) Citrix
5 23 (23.71%) DHCP
5 23 (23.71%) DNS
6 22 (22.68%) SC Cleared
6 22 (22.68%) XenApp
7 19 (19.59%) 3G
8 18 (18.56%) VMware
8 18 (18.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (18.56%) AppSense
9 17 (17.53%) Data Centre
10 16 (16.49%) CRM
11 15 (15.46%) Project Management
12 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (12.37%) Degree
13 12 (12.37%) Windows Server
14 11 (11.34%) Hyper-V
14 11 (11.34%) ITIL
15 10 (10.31%) JavaScript
15 10 (10.31%) Thin Client
15 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (10.31%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (10.31%) Windows 7
15 10 (10.31%) Skype for Business
15 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2008

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 (10.31%) Skype for Business
2 9 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (9.28%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.12%) CMS
4 2 (2.06%) Apache
4 2 (2.06%) Drupal
4 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.06%) Mule
4 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (4.12%) Unica
2 2 (2.06%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (1.03%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.03%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (1.03%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.71%) DHCP
1 23 (23.71%) DNS
2 19 (19.59%) 3G
3 10 (10.31%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (9.28%) Value-Added Service
5 8 (8.25%) 4G
6 7 (7.22%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (5.15%) LTE
8 4 (4.12%) CTI
9 3 (3.09%) HTTP
9 3 (3.09%) MVNO
9 3 (3.09%) SAN
9 3 (3.09%) Wireless
10 2 (2.06%) Broadband
10 2 (2.06%) Internet
10 2 (2.06%) NAS
10 2 (2.06%) VoLTE
11 1 (1.03%) BGP
11 1 (1.03%) IPv6
11 1 (1.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.12%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.06%) Big Data
4 2 (2.06%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.06%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.03%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.03%) FindBugs
2 1 (1.03%) JIRA
2 1 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (25.77%) Marketing
2 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.25%) Retail
4 4 (4.12%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Automotive
5 2 (2.06%) Legal
6 1 (1.03%) Back Office
6 1 (1.03%) German Language
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.03%) Publishing
6 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (10.31%) Desktop Support
2 8 (8.25%) Analyst
2 8 (8.25%) Project Manager
3 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (6.19%) Architect
4 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (5.15%) Campaign Manager
4 5 (5.15%) Designer
4 5 (5.15%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (4.12%) CRM Manager
5 4 (4.12%) Developer
5 4 (4.12%) Marketing Manager
5 4 (4.12%) Operations Manager
5 4 (4.12%) Senior Designer
5 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.12%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.09%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.09%) Consultant
6 3 (3.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.22%) CSS
2 6 (6.19%) HTML
3 5 (5.15%) Meteor
3 5 (5.15%) Node.js
3 5 (5.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (5.15%) Web Services
4 4 (4.12%) .NET
4 4 (4.12%) SAML
5 3 (3.09%) WSDL
5 3 (3.09%) XML
5 3 (3.09%) XSD
6 2 (2.06%) ELK Stack
6 2 (2.06%) Google Maps API
6 2 (2.06%) HTML5
6 2 (2.06%) J2EE
6 2 (2.06%) WCF
6 2 (2.06%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.31%) Fat Client
2 10 (10.31%) Thin Client
3 9 (9.28%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.12%) Fintech
7 3 (3.09%) Social Media
7 3 (3.09%) Telematics
8 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.06%) Smartphone
8 2 (2.06%) User Experience
9 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.03%) Copywriting
9 1 (1.03%) Handset
9 1 (1.03%) IVR
9 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.08%) Windows
2 12 (12.37%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.31%) Windows 7
3 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.06%) Linux
5 2 (2.06%) zOS
6 1 (1.03%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.03%) Unix
6 1 (1.03%) VMS
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.84%) Software Delivery
2 16 (16.49%) CRM
3 15 (15.46%) Project Management
4 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.34%) ITIL
6 9 (9.28%) Campaign Management
6 9 (9.28%) Migration
6 9 (9.28%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.22%) Analytics
7 7 (7.22%) Software Deployment
8 6 (6.19%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (6.19%) Release Management
8 6 (6.19%) Scrum
8 6 (6.19%) Software Distribution
9 5 (5.15%) Service Management
9 5 (5.15%) Workflow
10 4 (4.12%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.12%) Direct Marketing
10 4 (4.12%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.31%) JavaScript
2 8 (8.25%) SQL
3 5 (5.15%) C
4 4 (4.12%) Java
4 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.09%) C#
5 3 (3.09%) PHP
6 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.03%) C++
7 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.03%) VB
7 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (25.77%) Security Cleared
2 22 (22.68%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.37%) Degree
4 4 (4.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.03%) CCNA
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.03%) MBA
5 1 (1.03%) MCITP
5 1 (1.03%) MCP
5 1 (1.03%) MCSE
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) SLA
2 4 (4.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 27 (27.84%) Active Directory
2 22 (22.68%) XenApp
3 18 (18.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (11.34%) Hyper-V
5 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (9.28%) XenDesktop
5 9 (9.28%) XenServer
6 2 (2.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (2.06%) RACF
6 2 (2.06%) Varnish
6 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.03%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (24.74%) SCCM
2 7 (7.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.06%) Kibana
3 2 (2.06%) logstash
4 1 (1.03%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.03%) WSUS
4 1 (1.03%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 24 (24.74%) Citrix
2 18 (18.56%) AppSense
2 18 (18.56%) VMware
3 9 (9.28%) HP
4 8 (8.25%) Google
5 7 (7.22%) Intel Security
6 6 (6.19%) ThinPrint
7 4 (4.12%) hybris
7 4 (4.12%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 4 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (4.12%) SAP
8 3 (3.09%) Cisco
8 3 (3.09%) Facebook
8 3 (3.09%) Oracle
9 2 (2.06%) Adobe
9 2 (2.06%) ForgeRock
10 1 (1.03%) Avaya
10 1 (1.03%) IBM
10 1 (1.03%) Juniper
10 1 (1.03%) Northgate
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