Period
to 11 December 2019

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 6 months to 11 December 2019 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
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 136 98
Rank change year-on-year +21 -38 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 5 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.25% 0.14% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 0.96% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 14
Bristol median daily rate £160 £446 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -64.09% +27.32% -
10th Percentile £155 £401 £292
90th Percentile £165 £499 £548
South West median daily rate £160 £385 £425
% change year-on-year -58.44% -9.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate - - £26.50
South West median hourly rate - - £22.25

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 266 311 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.35% 14.28% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 175 189
Bristol median daily rate £400 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +14.81% -0.37%
10th Percentile £182 £256 £163
90th Percentile £603 £506 £540
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 9
Bristol median hourly rate £42.00 £37.55 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.85% +34.11% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.53 £14.50 £12.30
90th Percentile £49.63 £159.75 £38.95
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +55.56% -25.00%

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 11 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SMS.

1 5 (100.00%) GPRS
1 5 (100.00%) GSM
1 5 (100.00%) UMTS
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
2 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (80.00%) Android
2 4 (80.00%) HSPA
2 4 (80.00%) RANAP
2 4 (80.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (80.00%) HP ALM
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) Huawei
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) WCDMA
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) Validation

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) GPRS
1 5 (100.00%) GSM
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
1 5 (100.00%) UMTS
2 4 (80.00%) HSPA
2 4 (80.00%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (80.00%) RANAP
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (20.00%) WCDMA
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) RAN Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Android
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP ALM
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Ericsson
1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) Huawei