Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 17 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 238 275
Rank change year-on-year +12 +37 +28
Contract jobs citing SMS 25 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.12% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 0.83% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 6
City of London median daily rate £438 £256 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.73% -43.68% +1.11%
10th Percentile £358 £226 £275
90th Percentile £623 £329 £556
Central London median daily rate £430 £256 £450
% change year-on-year +67.80% -43.06% +40.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 758 968 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.65% 14.39% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 737 857
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £286 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +7.10% -9.03%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.50 £14.03
90th Percentile £23.28 £48.63 £30.33
Central London median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.74
% change year-on-year -10.75% +7.10% -9.03%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the City of London

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in the City of London

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in the City of London

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 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 City of London region with a requirement for SMS.

1 12 (48.00%) Logistics
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (28.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.00%) HP
6 4 (16.00%) Banking
6 4 (16.00%) QA
6 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (12.00%) JIRA
7 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
7 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) SQL
7 3 (12.00%) Linux
7 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (12.00%) SOAP
7 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.00%) Change Management
7 3 (12.00%) PRINCE
8 2 (8.00%) E-business
8 2 (8.00%) SUSE
8 2 (8.00%) Unix
8 2 (8.00%) Java
8 2 (8.00%) Oracle
8 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (4.00%) CICS
1 1 (4.00%) Ethereum
1 1 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Serverless
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (4.00%) Blockchain
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
1 1 (4.00%) Hazelcast
1 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) Maven
3 1 (4.00%) Mockito
3 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.00%) Spock
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Supply Chain Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Supply Chain Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Supply Chain Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Process Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Node.js
2 2 (8.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) CSS3
3 1 (4.00%) EJB
3 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) JDBC
3 1 (4.00%) JMS
3 1 (4.00%) JSP
3 1 (4.00%) Servlets
3 1 (4.00%) Smart Contracts
3 1 (4.00%) Spring Integration
3 1 (4.00%) Swing
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) XSD
3 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Market Risk
2 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) SUSE
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) AIX
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Logistics
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (28.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (12.00%) PRINCE
6 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
6 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.00%) Analytics
7 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Groovy
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.00%) Solidity
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
3 1 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.00%) GDPR
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Intel
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) Solace
3 1 (4.00%) VMware