Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 November 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 > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 584 613
Rank change year-on-year +201 +29 -16
Contract jobs citing SMS 267 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.57% 0.077% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 0.56% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 17 10
London median daily rate £450 £263 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -41.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £223
90th Percentile £673 £418 £553
England median daily rate £418 £310 £425
% change year-on-year +34.68% -27.06% +26.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 1
London median hourly rate £14.00 - £100.00
England median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5439 6280 5858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.54% 13.90% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4098 3871
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.13% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £220
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 143 176
London median hourly rate £19.74 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% -1.30% +4.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £50.00 £44.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in London

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in London

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in London

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in London

SMS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the London region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Central London +27 34 £430 +67.80% 1
West London +20 26 £450 - 2
East London - 26 £400 - 2
South London - 18 £400 - 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 London region with a requirement for SMS.

1 87 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (30.34%) Finance
3 60 (22.47%) Banking
4 50 (18.73%) Project Management
5 42 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (15.36%) Scrum
6 41 (15.36%) Java
7 39 (14.61%) HTML
7 39 (14.61%) JIRA
8 33 (12.36%) SQL
9 32 (11.99%) Jenkins
10 31 (11.61%) CSS
11 30 (11.24%) JavaScript
12 28 (10.49%) Oracle
12 28 (10.49%) Risk Management
13 25 (9.36%) Linux
13 25 (9.36%) TDD
13 25 (9.36%) Spring
14 24 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (8.61%) Logistics
16 22 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (7.87%) REST
18 20 (7.49%) AngularJS
18 20 (7.49%) Maven
18 20 (7.49%) Git (software)
18 20 (7.49%) Kanban
19 18 (6.74%) Test Automation
20 17 (6.37%) Windows
20 17 (6.37%) JSP

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 11 (4.12%) Confluence
2 7 (2.62%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.87%) Apache
4 3 (1.12%) CICS
4 3 (1.12%) CMS
4 3 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.75%) JBoss
5 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.37%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.37%) SAS
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.37%) WildFly
6 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.37%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.00%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.50%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.62%) Oracle Assets
2 7 (2.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (2.62%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (2.62%) Oracle General Ledger
2 7 (2.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 7 (2.62%) Oracle iProcurement
2 7 (2.62%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (2.62%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (2.62%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 3 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.12%) Unica
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.75%) Tercero
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.37%) Raiser's Edge
5 1 (0.37%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (3.75%) SaaS
4 8 (3.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (2.62%) GitHub
5 7 (2.62%) PaaS
6 6 (2.25%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (1.12%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.12%) IaaS
8 3 (1.12%) Office 365
9 2 (0.75%) G Suite
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.37%) Twilio
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.12%) Firewall
1 11 (4.12%) Internet
2 5 (1.87%) Network Security
2 5 (1.87%) WAN
3 3 (1.12%) DHCP
3 3 (1.12%) DNS
3 3 (1.12%) LAN
3 3 (1.12%) SAN
3 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.12%) VLAN
3 3 (1.12%) VPLS
4 2 (0.75%) LDAP
4 2 (0.75%) Skype
4 2 (0.75%) Wireless
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.37%) PABX
5 1 (0.37%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 10 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (2.62%) Oracle Discoverer
4 4 (1.50%) Big Data
4 4 (1.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.12%) DB2
6 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.37%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.37%) Power BI
7 1 (0.37%) QlikView
7 1 (0.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (14.61%) JIRA
2 32 (11.99%) Jenkins
3 20 (7.49%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.49%) Maven
4 7 (2.62%) IntelliJ
4 7 (2.62%) Mocha
4 7 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (2.62%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.87%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.87%) Mockito
5 5 (1.87%) Spock
6 4 (1.50%) Ant
6 4 (1.50%) JUnit
6 4 (1.50%) Selenium
6 4 (1.50%) Subversion
7 3 (1.12%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.12%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (1.12%) JMeter
7 3 (1.12%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 81 (30.34%) Finance
2 60 (22.47%) Banking
3 12 (4.49%) Billing
3 12 (4.49%) Marketing
4 9 (3.37%) Legal
5 7 (2.62%) Retail
6 5 (1.87%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.12%) Games
9 2 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (18.73%) Developer
2 49 (18.35%) Analyst
3 33 (12.36%) Project Manager
4 18 (6.74%) Business Analyst
5 17 (6.37%) Java Developer
6 15 (5.62%) Architect
7 14 (5.24%) Senior Developer
8 11 (4.12%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (3.75%) Test Leader
10 9 (3.37%) IT Technician
10 9 (3.37%) Node.js Developer
10 9 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.00%) Consultant
11 8 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (2.62%) Angular Developer
12 7 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
12 7 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.62%) Security Analyst
12 7 (2.62%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.61%) HTML
2 31 (11.61%) CSS
3 25 (9.36%) Spring
4 21 (7.87%) REST
5 20 (7.49%) AngularJS
6 17 (6.37%) HTML5
6 17 (6.37%) JSP
7 14 (5.24%) Node.js
8 13 (4.87%) Web Services
9 12 (4.49%) React
10 11 (4.12%) Hibernate
10 11 (4.12%) Spring Security
11 10 (3.75%) Ajax
11 10 (3.75%) CSS3
11 10 (3.75%) JPA
12 9 (3.37%) jQuery
12 9 (3.37%) RESTful
12 9 (3.37%) SOAP
12 9 (3.37%) XML
13 8 (3.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.24%) User Experience
3 9 (3.37%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.00%) Online Banking
5 7 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.25%) Market Risk
7 5 (1.87%) Replication
8 4 (1.50%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.12%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.12%) NHS
10 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.75%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.75%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.75%) PKI
10 2 (0.75%) PMI
10 2 (0.75%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.36%) Linux
2 17 (6.37%) Windows
3 15 (5.62%) Unix
4 8 (3.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.25%) AIX
6 5 (1.87%) SUSE
7 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.12%) Solaris
8 3 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.12%) zOS
9 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.37%) Android
10 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.37%) CentOS
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (18.73%) Project Management
3 42 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (15.36%) Scrum
5 28 (10.49%) Risk Management
6 25 (9.36%) TDD
7 24 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (8.61%) Logistics
9 20 (7.49%) Kanban
10 18 (6.74%) Test Automation
11 17 (6.37%) Waterfall
12 16 (5.99%) Analytics
12 16 (5.99%) ITIL
13 15 (5.62%) DevOps
13 15 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (5.24%) Business Analysis
14 14 (5.24%) Change Management
14 14 (5.24%) Pair Programming
14 14 (5.24%) PRINCE2
14 14 (5.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 41 (15.36%) Java
2 33 (12.36%) SQL
3 30 (11.24%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.12%) Python
4 11 (4.12%) Ruby
5 8 (3.00%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.62%) Korn
7 6 (2.25%) C#
7 6 (2.25%) Groovy
7 6 (2.25%) PHP
8 4 (1.50%) C
8 4 (1.50%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.50%) VBA
9 3 (1.12%) ABAP
9 3 (1.12%) Scala
10 2 (0.75%) COBOL
10 2 (0.75%) Go
10 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.37%) ES6
11 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (3.75%) Degree
2 9 (3.37%) DBS Check
3 4 (1.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.37%) CCNA
6 1 (0.37%) CCNP
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) ISEB
6 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.37%) PMP
6 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.37%) RHCE
6 1 (0.37%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.87%) QA
2 11 (4.12%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.62%) PMO
4 3 (1.12%) Basel II
4 3 (1.12%) GDPR
4 3 (1.12%) SLA
5 2 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.75%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.37%) Docker
4 1 (0.37%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (5.99%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 14 (5.24%) Puppet
3 7 (2.62%) Ansible
4 5 (1.87%) SCCM
5 2 (0.75%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (10.49%) Oracle
2 14 (5.24%) MuleSoft
3 9 (3.37%) ForgeRock
3 9 (3.37%) HP
4 8 (3.00%) VMware
5 7 (2.62%) IBM
6 6 (2.25%) Cisco
6 6 (2.25%) SAP
6 6 (2.25%) Solace
7 5 (1.87%) Google
7 5 (1.87%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.50%) Remedy
9 3 (1.12%) Adobe
9 3 (1.12%) BMC
9 3 (1.12%) Citrix
9 3 (1.12%) Dell
9 3 (1.12%) Intel
9 3 (1.12%) Kronos
9 3 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.75%) Sun