Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 - 95
Rank change year-on-year - +95 +11
Contract jobs citing SMS 18 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.92% - 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.81% - 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 1
Bristol median daily rate £350 - £125
10th Percentile £292 - £113
90th Percentile £548 - £138
South West median daily rate £425 - £125
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate £26.50 - £38.50
10th Percentile £24.85 - £29.30
90th Percentile £27.75 - £47.70
South West median hourly rate £23.50 - £38.50

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 310 250 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.81% 14.38% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 170 115
Bristol median daily rate £340 £336 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -10.33% -
10th Percentile £174 £200 £240
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
South West median daily rate £368 £350 £370
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.41% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 14
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.11% +50.85%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.30 £12.00
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.10 £88.50
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £31.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +1.59% -19.75% +82.56%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 November 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 6 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) Scrum
2 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) TDD
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) .NET
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) NHS
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Alfresco
1 1 (5.56%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.56%) GitHub
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
2 2 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Senior C# Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (5.56%) AWS Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) AWS Developer
3 1 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI Developer
3 1 (5.56%) SSAS Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) Django
3 1 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.56%) CentOS
2 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Scrum
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Data Strategy
5 1 (5.56%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.56%) Resource Levelling
5 1 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Groovy
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) VMware