Period
to 20 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 158 -
Rank change year-on-year +33 - +168
Contract jobs citing SMS 30 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.87% 0.083% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.79% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 0
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £456 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.67% - -
South East median daily rate £375 £225 £188
% change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -49.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £14.20
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.97% -

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 791 813 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 22.96% 22.59% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 539 547
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £388 £388
10th Percentile £169 £256 £256
90th Percentile £518 £513 £506
South East median daily rate £396 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.26% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 77
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.21% +13.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.85 £11.77
90th Percentile £46.17 £46.96 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £17.44 £22.38 £32.50
% change year-on-year -22.07% -31.15% +62.50%

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 January 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 January 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
Southampton - 9 £375 - 5
Farnborough - 4 £140 - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £480 -
Winchester - 2 £300 -
Eastleigh - 1 £350 -
Fareham - 1 £135 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 £138 -
SMS
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) Information Security
3 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) XML
3 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (16.67%) Adobe
3 5 (16.67%) Retail
3 5 (16.67%) Content Management
3 5 (16.67%) Marketing
3 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Campaign Management
4 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Windows
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) C#
5 3 (10.00%) Firewall
5 3 (10.00%) Information Security Management
5 3 (10.00%) Security Management
5 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.00%) CRM

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 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) 2G
3 1 (3.33%) 3G
3 1 (3.33%) 4G
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.33%) DMZ
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) LTE
3 1 (3.33%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Moq
2 2 (6.67%) NUnit
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) NuGet
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
1 5 (16.67%) Marketing
1 5 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Analyst
1 5 (16.67%) Architect
1 5 (16.67%) Developer
2 4 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Implementation Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) IT Risk Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Officer
4 2 (6.67%) Security Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (3.33%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) HTML
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
3 2 (6.67%) RESTful
3 2 (6.67%) WCF
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) Node.js
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.00%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Information Security
2 5 (16.67%) Content Management
2 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 5 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Campaign Management
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.00%) CRM
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (10.00%) ISMS
4 3 (10.00%) IT Strategy
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Security Management
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Data Integration
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) CCSA
4 1 (3.33%) CCSE
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (3.33%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Adobe
2 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.67%) Juniper
3 2 (6.67%) LogRhythm
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.67%) Varonis
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) CommVault
4 1 (3.33%) Dell KACE
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) SAP