Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 - 141
Rank change year-on-year - +141 -7
Contract jobs citing SMS 33 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.10% - 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.84% - 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 0 1
East Midlands median daily rate £325 - £600
10th Percentile £161 - £575
90th Percentile £475 - £625
England median daily rate £410 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +17.14% -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.96 £48.25
% change year-on-year +7.47% -71.07% +338.64%

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 421 402 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.06% 12.79% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 256 220
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £131 £163
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 32
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.03 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.89% +26.11% -27.03%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.95 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £34.25 £23.75
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% -2.27% +10.00%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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
Nottinghamshire - 21 £365 - 3
Leicestershire - 9 £200 - 3
Derbyshire - 2 £369 - 4
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
3 7 (21.21%) ITIL
4 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (18.18%) ITIL V3
5 5 (15.15%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (15.15%) Degree
5 5 (15.15%) Service Management
5 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 5 (15.15%) Six Sigma
5 5 (15.15%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (12.12%) GDPR
6 4 (12.12%) Windows
6 4 (12.12%) C#
6 4 (12.12%) Finance
6 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
6 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (12.12%) Information Governance
7 3 (9.09%) Office 365
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Local Government
7 3 (9.09%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 3 (9.09%) ITSM
7 3 (9.09%) .NET
7 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) SFIA
8 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
8 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills

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 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (3.03%) Serverless
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Broadband
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) Wireless
1 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.03%) Hazelcast
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) Redis
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Service Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Developer
3 3 (9.09%) ICT Manager
3 3 (9.09%) ICT Project Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Telephony Support
4 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Data Protection Officer
4 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Excel Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Information Governance Officer
4 2 (6.06%) Information Officer
4 2 (6.06%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) CSS
2 2 (6.06%) Node.js
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.03%) Aurelia
3 1 (3.03%) CSS3
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) Memcached
3 1 (3.03%) OAuth
3 1 (3.03%) OAuth2
3 1 (3.03%) React
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.03%) Social Media
2 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
3 7 (21.21%) ITIL
4 6 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (15.15%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (15.15%) Matrix Organization
5 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 5 (15.15%) Service Management
5 5 (15.15%) Six Sigma
6 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
6 4 (12.12%) Information Governance
7 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 3 (9.09%) ITSM
7 3 (9.09%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) SFIA
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) C#
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (6.06%) CISA
3 2 (6.06%) CISM
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) CCNP
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) GDPR
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) vSphere
1 1 (3.03%) XenApp
1 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco
1 1 (3.03%) Citrix
1 1 (3.03%) CommVault
1 1 (3.03%) Dell
1 1 (3.03%) HP
1 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (3.03%) SAP
1 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
1 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
1 1 (3.03%) Tableau
1 1 (3.03%) Wyse
1 1 (3.03%) Xamarin