Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 546 352 548
Rank change year-on-year -194 +196 -75
Contract jobs citing SMS 31 17 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.087% 0.12% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 1.09% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 5
10th Percentile £322 £363 £238
25th Percentile £367 £372 £256
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £410 £263
Median % change year-on-year +3.66% +56.19% -41.67%
75th Percentile £562 £475 £301
90th Percentile £615 £494 £526
England median daily rate £458 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +22.00% +15.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 - £31.71

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 3,436 1,565 3,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.60% 11.15% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,361 1,062 2,675
10th Percentile £285 £263 £200
25th Percentile £413 £390 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £640 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £663
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 21 98
10th Percentile £11.25 £17.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £22.50 £18.49
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.64% +30.23% +13.16%
75th Percentile £37.75 £43.75 £47.38
90th Percentile £53.35 £58.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £21.00 £31.00 £25.84
% change year-on-year -32.26% +19.97% +37.52%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in London

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SMS in London.

Daily rate trend for SMS in London

SMS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SMS in London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SMS in London

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SMS in London.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -64 2 £388 -26.19% 4
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for SMS.

1 14 (45.16%) Marketing
2 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 11 (35.48%) Migration
4 10 (32.26%) CRM
4 10 (32.26%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (32.26%) JIRA
4 10 (32.26%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 9 (29.03%) Project Management
5 9 (29.03%) HTML
5 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (29.03%) Presentation Skills
6 8 (25.81%) Social Skills
7 7 (22.58%) Personalization
7 7 (22.58%) GDPR
8 6 (19.35%) Customer-Centricity
8 6 (19.35%) Twilio
8 6 (19.35%) TSYS
9 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (12.90%) Sprint Planning
10 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
10 4 (12.90%) Customer Insight
10 4 (12.90%) Analytics
10 4 (12.90%) Campaign Management
10 4 (12.90%) Customer Segmentation
11 3 (9.68%) Data Governance
11 3 (9.68%) Marketing Strategy
11 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (9.68%) Release Management
11 3 (9.68%) Email Marketing

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 3 (9.68%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Magento
1 3 (9.68%) VisionPLUS
2 2 (6.45%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (6.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (3.23%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Twilio
2 3 (9.68%) Smartsheet
3 2 (6.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) AWS
4 1 (3.23%) Azure
4 1 (3.23%) GCP
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) 3G
1 2 (6.45%) 4G
1 2 (6.45%) 5G
1 2 (6.45%) VoIP
1 2 (6.45%) VoLTE
1 2 (6.45%) VoWiFi
2 1 (3.23%) 2.5G
2 1 (3.23%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (3.23%) ISUP
2 1 (3.23%) LTE
2 1 (3.23%) MVNO
2 1 (3.23%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (3.23%) SMPP
2 1 (3.23%) SS7
2 1 (3.23%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) Postman
General
1 14 (45.16%) Marketing
2 9 (29.03%) Presentation Skills
3 8 (25.81%) Social Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Advertising
4 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Finance
4 3 (9.68%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Retail
5 2 (6.45%) Billing
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.23%) Banking
6 1 (3.23%) Legal
6 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Analyst
1 6 (19.35%) CRM Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Marketing Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Salesforce Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) CRM Executive
6 1 (3.23%) Telecoms Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Scripter
6 1 (3.23%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) REST
4 1 (3.23%) Kafka
4 1 (3.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.45%) Social Media
2 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.23%) Blog
2 1 (3.23%) Infotainment
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Migration
2 10 (32.26%) CRM
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Project Management
4 7 (22.58%) Personalization
5 6 (19.35%) Customer-Centricity
6 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (12.90%) Analytics
7 4 (12.90%) Campaign Management
7 4 (12.90%) Customer Insight
7 4 (12.90%) Customer Segmentation
7 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.90%) Sprint Planning
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.68%) Copywriting
8 3 (9.68%) Data Governance
8 3 (9.68%) Marketing Strategy
8 3 (9.68%) Release Management
8 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) PMI Certification
1 3 (9.68%) PMP
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) GDPR
2 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
1 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 10 (32.26%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (19.35%) TSYS
3 2 (6.45%) Adobe
3 2 (6.45%) Remedy
3 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.23%) Facebook
4 1 (3.23%) Google
4 1 (3.23%) Mavenir
4 1 (3.23%) VMware