Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 20 July 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)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 160 178
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18 +4
Contract jobs citing SMS 14 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.37% 0.054% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 0.23% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 2
Hampshire median daily rate £250 £443 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.53% +12.80% +8.28%
10th Percentile £128 £430 £328
90th Percentile £507 £450 £463
South East median daily rate £400 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +12.28% -5.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £14.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% -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 Hampshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 756 883 1,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.75% 23.73% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 537 645
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £404 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.23% +7.60% -1.64%
10th Percentile £213 £268 £285
90th Percentile £554 £513 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 68 73
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% -46.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.57 £16.25
90th Percentile £46.30 £43.75 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -10.11%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Hampshire

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Hampshire

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Hampshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Hampshire

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Hampshire

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Basingstoke - 4 £135 - 1
Fareham - 4 £474 -
Southampton - 4 £418 - 1
Aldershot - 1 £250 - 1
Andover - 1 £395 -
SMS
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 3 (21.43%) PBX
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 3 (21.43%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) Games
2 3 (21.43%) Mitel
2 3 (21.43%) Statistics
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Data Science
2 3 (21.43%) Decision-Making
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) NumPy
3 2 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) R
3 2 (14.29%) Matplotlib
3 2 (14.29%) Tableau
3 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
3 2 (14.29%) D3.js
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Jupyter
3 2 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (14.29%) Pandas

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (14.29%) Jupyter
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) PBX
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) DMZ
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (21.43%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Network Support
1 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Data Scientist
2 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Voice Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Voice Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning Scientist
3 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) D3.js
1 2 (14.29%) Matplotlib
1 2 (14.29%) NumPy
1 2 (14.29%) Pandas
1 2 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 2 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Data Science
1 3 (21.43%) Decision-Making
1 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
1 3 (21.43%) Statistics
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Analytics
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) Predictive Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (14.29%) Quantitative Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Sentiment Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) R
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) CCSA
3 1 (7.14%) CCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) FIPS 140-2
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Mitel
3 2 (14.29%) Tableau
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) SAP