Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 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 > Devon
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 28 -
Rank change year-on-year -26 - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 33 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 0.19% 6.07% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 34.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 30 0
Devon median daily rate £140 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.77% - -
South West median daily rate £140 £388 -
% change year-on-year -64.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Devon median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +62.79% - -

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 76 97 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 14.37% 17.83% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 57 44
Devon median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +1.59%
10th Percentile £167 £185 £169
90th Percentile £538 £555 £569
South West median daily rate £388 £390 £365
% change year-on-year -0.64% +6.85% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 16
Devon median hourly rate £125.00 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +242.47% -8.75% +15.11%
10th Percentile £37.50 £14.00 £24.50
90th Percentile £151.69 £43.75 £41.00
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +55.45% -31.25% +6.67%

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 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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Devon region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence

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 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS