The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 21 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.34% 1.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£255 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- +40.35%
SMS
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 20.13% 8.14% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 10
Average daily rate £375 £350 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -34.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £370 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +44.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SMS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) BCP
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) HP UCMDB
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Workflow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) BCP
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) HP