The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 107 - 102
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% - 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% - 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £363
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.27%
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
329 325 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.43% 15.04% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 156 96
Average daily rate £325 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 54
Average hourly rate £24.25 £20.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.75% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (83.33%) Marketing
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Aprimo
3 2 (33.33%) CRM
3 2 (33.33%) Siebel
3 2 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Teradata
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Customer Insight
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Campaign Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (16.67%) Google
4 1 (16.67%) Data Security
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) OSGi
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 5 (83.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Siebel Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Campaign Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Teradata Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Campaign Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Campaign Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) OSGi
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Customer Insight
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Campaign Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Data Security
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Direct Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Siebel
1 2 (33.33%) Teradata
1 2 (33.33%) Aprimo
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe