Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 25 -
Rank change year-on-year -26 - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 4 31 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 0.88% 5.64% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 49.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 28 0
Devon median daily rate £263 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.67% - -
South West median daily rate £385 £425 -
% change year-on-year -9.41% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Devon median hourly rate - £16.00 -
South West median hourly rate - £23.50 -

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 55 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 12.04% 11.45% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 17
Devon median daily rate £296 £447 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.72% +32.44% -15.63%
10th Percentile £183 £185 £135
90th Percentile £497 £558 £490
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 11
Devon median hourly rate £30.50 £38.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.26% +2.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £12.65 £15.12 £15.00
90th Percentile £39.15 £42.83 £46.00
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.73% -23.61% -9.15%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 -21 4 £263 -41.67%
SMS
South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) AWK
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Business Development Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Development Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Software Development Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Software Development Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) AWK
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware