The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Watford 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 19 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - 1.15% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 7.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -20.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
29 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 21.17% 14.94% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate £325 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £23.86 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SMS
Hertfordshire

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 9 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Customer Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Content Management
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (100.00%) SaaS
1 3 (100.00%) Social Media
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) SaaS
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Customer Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Content Management
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java