The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Short Message Service (SMS)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.24% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £625 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £280 £325
% change year-on-year +42.85% -13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -37.50%  

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 152 141 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 17.95% 16.49% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 351 124
Median daily rate £370 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £231 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £613 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 8
Median hourly rate £30.25 £12.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.00% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £8.75 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.50 £32.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Bristol

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMS in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Bristol

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) GDPR
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Information Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Designer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GDPR