Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 97 101
Rank change year-on-year -31 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.095% 0.80% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 5.45% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 0
Bristol median daily rate £446 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.32% - -
South West median daily rate £411 £388 -
% change year-on-year +5.96% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £25.00 -
South West median hourly rate - £21.00 -

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 292 275 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.83% 14.70% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 170 120
Bristol median daily rate £380 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.14% +6.15% -7.14%
10th Percentile £188 £189 £200
90th Percentile £527 £539 £519
South West median daily rate £388 £388 £350
% change year-on-year - +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 14
Bristol median hourly rate £36.25 £21.81 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.19% -10.97% -10.91%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.98 £16.44
90th Percentile £45.38 £48.78 £46.38
South West median hourly rate £37.55 £26.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year +40.37% -29.14% -3.21%

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 21 January 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 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery

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 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Project Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared