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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 421 427
Rank change year-on-year +37 +6  
Contract jobs citing SMS 43 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.051% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 6
London median daily rate £538 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.34% -3.33%  
10th Percentile £402 £224 £163
90th Percentile £646 £405 £463
England median daily rate £445 £285 £325
% change year-on-year +56.14% -12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £10.28 - -
England median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -37.50%  

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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2313 2996 3120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.13% 13.85% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3950 5122 5873
London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
10th Percentile £225 £235 £215
90th Percentile £616 £600 £550
England median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 105 194
London median hourly rate £24.86 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +15.78%  
10th Percentile £12.88 £10.80 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.21% +24.44%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 5 £550 +89.65% 1
Docklands, London - 2 £488 -
Canary Wharf 0 1 - -
South Croydon - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £550 -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.49%) Banking
4 10 (20.41%) Java
5 9 (18.37%) CRM
5 9 (18.37%) Marketing
6 8 (16.33%) Analytics
6 8 (16.33%) Linux
6 8 (16.33%) HTML
6 8 (16.33%) Retail
6 8 (16.33%) Scrum
7 7 (14.29%) TDD
7 7 (14.29%) Project Management
7 7 (14.29%) IBM
7 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 7 (14.29%) MuleSoft
7 7 (14.29%) Customer Insight
8 6 (12.24%) HTML5
8 6 (12.24%) JIRA
8 6 (12.24%) Dreamweaver
8 6 (12.24%) CSS
8 6 (12.24%) ITIL
8 6 (12.24%) Spring
8 6 (12.24%) Maven
8 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.20%) MVC
9 5 (10.20%) Service Management
9 5 (10.20%) Unix
9 5 (10.20%) Web Services
9 5 (10.20%) 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 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.04%) CICS
1 1 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.04%) Confluence
1 1 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.04%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Unica
2 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (2.04%) GitHub
3 1 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) CTI
1 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.04%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.04%) HBase
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.24%) Dreamweaver
2 6 (12.24%) JIRA
2 6 (12.24%) Maven
3 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
4 3 (6.12%) JUnit
4 3 (6.12%) Mockito
4 3 (6.12%) Spock
5 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.08%) Selenium
6 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.04%) Xcode
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Banking
3 9 (18.37%) Marketing
4 8 (16.33%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Legal
5 2 (4.08%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Games
6 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Developer
2 6 (12.24%) Analyst
2 6 (12.24%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Consultant
3 5 (10.20%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Architect
4 4 (8.16%) CRM Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Marketing Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Service Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.08%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.04%) Database Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) DBA
6 1 (2.04%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) HTML
2 6 (12.24%) CSS
2 6 (12.24%) HTML5
2 6 (12.24%) Spring
3 5 (10.20%) JSP
3 5 (10.20%) REST
3 5 (10.20%) Web Services
4 4 (8.16%) CSS3
4 4 (8.16%) EJB
4 4 (8.16%) Gherkin
4 4 (8.16%) J2EE
4 4 (8.16%) Java RMI
4 4 (8.16%) JMS
4 4 (8.16%) jQuery
4 4 (8.16%) Servlets
4 4 (8.16%) SOAP
4 4 (8.16%) Spring Integration
4 4 (8.16%) Spring MVC
4 4 (8.16%) Swing
5 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) User Experience
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) BBC
3 1 (2.04%) Blog
3 1 (2.04%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.04%) PKI
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
3 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Unix
3 3 (6.12%) AIX
4 2 (4.08%) Android
4 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.08%) Windows
5 1 (2.04%) CentOS
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
5 1 (2.04%) SUSE
5 1 (2.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) CRM
3 8 (16.33%) Analytics
3 8 (16.33%) Scrum
4 7 (14.29%) Customer Insight
4 7 (14.29%) Project Management
4 7 (14.29%) TDD
5 6 (12.24%) ITIL
5 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.20%) Campaign Management
6 5 (10.20%) MVC
6 5 (10.20%) Service Management
7 4 (8.16%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (8.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (8.16%) Email Marketing
7 4 (8.16%) Logistics
7 4 (8.16%) Mobile Engagement
7 4 (8.16%) Refactoring
8 3 (6.12%) Pair Programming
8 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Java
2 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.16%) Korn
4 2 (4.08%) COBOL
4 2 (4.08%) Python
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.04%) RHCE
2 1 (2.04%) RHCSA
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) PowerHA
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.04%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) IBM
1 7 (14.29%) MuleSoft
2 4 (8.16%) Solace
3 3 (6.12%) ForgeRock
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.04%) BT
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) Intel
5 1 (2.04%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.04%) McAfee
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) Splunk
5 1 (2.04%) Teradata
5 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.04%) Twitter
5 1 (2.04%) Varonis
5 1 (2.04%) VMware
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