The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 53
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - - 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £260 £400
% change year-on-year
+29.61% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £102.13
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
114 50 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.43% 9.77% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 23 34
Average daily rate £375 £400 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +68.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £435 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.97 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.65% +8.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £121.59 £20.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
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 8 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) CA Spectrum

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (100.00%) AutoCAD
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy