The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 32
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire - - 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £320 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.71% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%
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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 Warwickshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
72 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 19.30% 19.51% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 19 10
Average daily rate £397 £268 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.22% -14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £100 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -19.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

SMS
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) SNA
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
1 2 (100.00%) RACF
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) ISPF
1 2 (100.00%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DBA
1 2 (100.00%) Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) ISPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) SAP