The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Wales region.

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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 62 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.67% - 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.95% - 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£463 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 105 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.24% 18.72% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 52 41
Average daily rate £375 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -10.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SMS
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SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SMS
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMS across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

SMS Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS.

1 5 (71.43%) Thunderhead
1 5 (71.43%) Marketing
2 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) XML Schema
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (14.29%) AppSense
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) CCA

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
General
1 5 (71.43%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
1 3 (42.86%) XML Schema
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCA
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Thunderhead
2 1 (14.29%) AppSense
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy