Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 45 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 12 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.58% 2.06% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.90% 15.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 0
Devon median daily rate £348 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.78% - -
South West median daily rate £385 £445 -
% change year-on-year -13.48% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Devon median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £28.75 -
% change year-on-year -33.91% - -

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 71 85 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 15.27% 13.49% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 56 18
Devon median daily rate £377 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.74% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £244 £193 £194
90th Percentile £508 £500 £425
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £355
% change year-on-year +1.35% +4.23% -2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 19
Devon median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +12.68% +69.05%
10th Percentile £12.35 £13.73 £21.00
90th Percentile £74.13 £41.00 £46.00
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% +17.65% +11.48%

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 August 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 16 August 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 0 11 £341 -24.17%
Plymouth +21 1 £570 +27.52% 1
SMS
South West

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) SCCM
3 3 (25.00%) RESTful
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (16.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Development Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Requirements Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Development Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Software Development Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Development Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) AWK
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) VMware