Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 112 141
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 4 39 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.19% 1.34% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 9.31% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 32 5
East Midlands median daily rate - £380 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.14% -
England median daily rate £338 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -20.54% -0.06% +46.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.23% -
England median hourly rate £28.42 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +89.47% +15.38% +4.00%

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 330 419 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.51% 14.35% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 239 218
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £143 £130 £144
90th Percentile £488 £500 £515
England median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 32
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.86% +23.24% -5.33%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.63 £10.43
90th Percentile £23.11 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.75% +6.95% -25.20%

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 19 July 2019. 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
Northamptonshire +14 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +1 1 - -
Leicestershire -15 1 - -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SMS.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) CCTV
3 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (50.00%) Server Patching
3 2 (50.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (50.00%) Server Building
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (50.00%) User Experience
3 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) WebEx
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WebEx
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) CCTV
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) PDA
2 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (25.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (50.00%) Server Building
3 2 (50.00%) Server Patching
3 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ITSM
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) NDS
1 1 (25.00%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Apple
1 1 (25.00%) Bomgar
1 1 (25.00%) Genesys
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Lotus
1 1 (25.00%) Novell
1 1 (25.00%) Peregrine
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy