Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 9 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 112 -
Rank change year-on-year -19 - +142
Contract jobs citing SMS 7 37 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.26% 1.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 8.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 30 0
East Midlands median daily rate £369 £328 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.60% - -
England median daily rate £363 £410 £333
% change year-on-year -11.59% +23.31% -25.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.21
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.00% -64.06%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 378 460 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.16% 14.44% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 297 263
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £163 £150 £132
90th Percentile £530 £500 £511
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 30
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.93 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.68% -20.40% +20.69%
10th Percentile £11.64 £9.75 £8.69
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.08 £40.38
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the East Midlands

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in the East Midlands

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in the East Midlands

SMS
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 9 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
Leicestershire +5 6 £400 +100.00%
Nottinghamshire -10 1 £331 -4.06% 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 9 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SMS.

1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
1 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) OBIEE Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Management
1 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
1 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto