Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 16 December 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 > Devon
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 30 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 5.81% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 48.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 28 0 0
Devon median daily rate £449 - -
South West median daily rate £425 - £125
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Devon median hourly rate £16.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £22.25 - £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 Devon with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 62 53 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 12.02% 11.11% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 16 61
Devon median daily rate £433 £306 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.22% -23.44% +45.45%
10th Percentile £185 £134 £163
90th Percentile £580 £490 £500
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 9
Devon median hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +66.67% -34.78%
10th Percentile £15.12 £13.20 £15.35
90th Percentile £42.83 £45.55 £42.10
South West median hourly rate £26.75 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -28.67% -4.46% +72.98%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Devon

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Devon

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Devon over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Devon

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Devon

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Devon region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter - 26 £438 -
Plymouth - 3 £475 -
SMS
South West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Devon region with a requirement for SMS.

1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) Degree
3 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) Finance
4 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.33%) Python
6 3 (10.00%) Linux
6 3 (10.00%) CSS
6 3 (10.00%) Project Management
6 3 (10.00%) HTML
6 3 (10.00%) BC Cleared
6 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (10.00%) HTML5
6 3 (10.00%) CSS3
6 3 (10.00%) DevOps
7 2 (6.67%) Ruby
7 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (6.67%) Usability Testing
7 2 (6.67%) JRuby
7 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) Open Source

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 2 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) DB2
1 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (13.33%) Agile Developer
2 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Python Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.67%) AWS Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Workflow Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Lean Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) CSS
1 3 (10.00%) CSS3
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) HTML5
2 2 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (6.67%) JRuby
2 2 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.33%) Dojo
3 1 (3.33%) EJB
3 1 (3.33%) FreeMarker
3 1 (3.33%) Java EE
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) Spring
3 1 (3.33%) Struts
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) CentOS
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Coaching
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (6.67%) Open Source
5 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma
5 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.67%) Usability Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Kanban
6 1 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.33%) Psychology
6 1 (3.33%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Java
2 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.67%) Ruby
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (10.00%) BC Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (3.33%) CCNA
7 1 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.33%) CISSP
7 1 (3.33%) IRCA
7 1 (3.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco
2 1 (3.33%) IBM
2 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
2 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (3.33%) VMware