The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 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 of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 126 140
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14  
Contract jobs citing SMS 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.17% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 1.07% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £406 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £280 £325
% change year-on-year +35.71% -13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -37.50%  

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 475 375 610
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.41% 15.01% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 216 323
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 62
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +73.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing SMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the East of England

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in the East of England

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in the East of England

SMS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire -6 2 £371 - 3
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £400 - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £413 - 3
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SMS.

1 5 (62.50%) Marketing
1 5 (62.50%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (37.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Big Data
2 3 (37.50%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (37.50%) Open Source
2 3 (37.50%) Social Media
2 3 (37.50%) Virtual Team
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
2 3 (37.50%) Adobe
2 3 (37.50%) Legal
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Flash
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) ImageReady
3 2 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (37.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (25.00%) ImageReady
1 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe Campaign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (62.50%) Marketing
2 3 (37.50%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Dutch Language
3 2 (25.00%) French Language
3 2 (25.00%) German Language
4 1 (12.50%) Automotive
4 1 (12.50%) Law
4 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Digital Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Digital Marketing Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) IT Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Change Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Change Support
3 1 (12.50%) Business Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Change Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Change Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Executive
3 1 (12.50%) Support Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) J2EE
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) Flash
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Social Media
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Team
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) CCTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) Open Source
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
2 3 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Insight
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Data-Driven Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) Email Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) B2C
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe
2 2 (25.00%) IBM