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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
South East / Hampshire
Rank 113 121 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.11% 0.18% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £443 £335 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.16% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £235 £400
% change year-on-year +49.25% -41.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £11.00
% change year-on-year -15.49% +29.09%  

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 Hampshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 486 582 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 26.10% 26.71% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 371 206
Median daily rate £409 £350 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.85% -10.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 39
Median hourly rate £25.00 £38.05 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.29% +1.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £22.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Hampshire

SMS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 3 (60.00%) B2B
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Advertising
1 3 (60.00%) Product Management
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) hybris
2 2 (40.00%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (40.00%) Campaign Management
2 2 (40.00%) SAP CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) SAML
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

SMS
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Data Services
General
1 3 (60.00%) Advertising
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Data Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Development Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile Product Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Product Development Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Product Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) SAP CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) B2B
1 3 (60.00%) Product Management
2 2 (40.00%) Campaign Management
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) hybris
1 2 (40.00%) SAP