Period
to 18 August 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 18 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 133 -
Rank change year-on-year +20 - +144
Contract jobs citing SMS 37 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.29% 0.48% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.07% 3.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 0
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £345 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% - -
England median daily rate £400 £425 £295
% change year-on-year -5.88% +44.07% -26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -37.50%

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 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 408 418 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.22% 13.42% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 257 240
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -16.18% +16.62%
10th Percentile £129 £148 £213
90th Percentile £500 £529 £615
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 24
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.24% -2.07% -22.67%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.96 £8.69
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £33.53
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 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
Leicestershire +23 19 £425 +54.55%
Nottinghamshire -5 11 £375 +8.70% 1
Derbyshire +18 5 £356 +1.79% 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £200 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SMS.

1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) CSS
3 6 (16.22%) .NET
3 6 (16.22%) C#
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL
5 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.81%) HTML
5 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco
5 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.81%) Finance
5 4 (10.81%) jQuery
5 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.81%) CSS3
6 3 (8.11%) HTML5
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (8.11%) Firewall
6 3 (8.11%) MVC
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (8.11%) XML
6 3 (8.11%) SLA
6 3 (8.11%) PHP

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 2 (5.41%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) ISDN
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) PBX
2 2 (5.41%) PSTN
2 2 (5.41%) VoIP
2 2 (5.41%) Wireless
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (2.70%) Network Security
3 1 (2.70%) Skype
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) Redis
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
2 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) PHP Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Telephony Support
6 2 (5.41%) .NET Applications Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) E-Business Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Junior Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Migration Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Migration Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Telephony Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) CSS
2 6 (16.22%) .NET
3 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.81%) CSS3
3 4 (10.81%) HTML
3 4 (10.81%) jQuery
4 3 (8.11%) HTML5
4 3 (8.11%) XML
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.41%) Ajax
5 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (5.41%) Aurelia
5 2 (5.41%) Entity Framework
5 2 (5.41%) LINQ
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (5.41%) WCF
5 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 2 (5.41%) WinForms
6 1 (2.70%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) CMDB
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
2 1 (2.70%) PMI
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
1 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.51%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) Project Management
3 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
3 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.11%) MVC
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.41%) Business Transformation
5 2 (5.41%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (5.41%) Data Mapping
5 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.41%) Information Governance
5 2 (5.41%) Information Management
5 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.41%) TDD
5 2 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) PHP
5 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.70%) PHP 7
6 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) CCNA
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) CCNP
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.70%) PMP
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.70%) GDPR
2 1 (2.70%) PMO
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco
3 2 (5.41%) Avaya
3 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.41%) Citrix
3 2 (5.41%) Mitel
3 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.70%) Informatica
4 1 (2.70%) Sitecore