Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 143 172
Rank change year-on-year -21 +29 +16
Contract jobs citing SMS 11 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.30% 0.46% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.47% 2.02% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 0
Hampshire median daily rate £250 £331 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.53% - -
South East median daily rate £395 £350 £250
% change year-on-year +12.86% +40.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £14.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -43.18%

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 750 792 786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.34% 22.61% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 478 495
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £263 £215 £263
90th Percentile £566 £523 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 47 70
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -31.03% -3.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.65 £49.46
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year +38.89% -25.70% +7.67%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +12 4 £213 -55.73%
Southampton -16 4 £398 -5.36%
Fareham +3 2 £325 +140.74%
Andover - 1 £395 -
SMS
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 3 (27.27%) VoIP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) OSPF
2 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Forcepoint
2 2 (18.18%) Network Design
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) PMO
3 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
3 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Office Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security

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 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) VoIP
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) OSPF
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) PBX
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Implementation Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
2 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Information Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Network Support
2 1 (9.09%) Planning Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Telephony Support
2 1 (9.09%) UAT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Network Design
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
2 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Office Automation
2 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Forcepoint
3 1 (9.09%) Mitel