The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 - 88
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SMS 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.21% - 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £180 - £228
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £280 £325
% change year-on-year +35.71% -13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 200 272 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.33% 15.39% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 144 110
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.66% +125.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Manchester

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Integration Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories