Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 - 144
Rank change year-on-year - +144 -21
Contract jobs citing SMS 28 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.96% - 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.29% - 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 0 5
Manchester median daily rate £425 - £445
10th Percentile £283 - £214
90th Percentile £548 - £448
North West median daily rate £400 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £21.24 - £10.25
North West median hourly rate £10.47 - £10.25

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 384 573 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.17% 16.23% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 330 260
Manchester median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £205 £205
90th Percentile £538 £545 £513
North West median daily rate £390 £406 £375
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 34
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +15.05% -17.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.05 £10.48
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £31.80
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88% -10.53%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 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
Salford - 10 £419 -
Bolton - 1 £300 -
SMS
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SMS.

1 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 10 (35.71%) Node.js
4 9 (32.14%) TDD
5 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
5 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (25.00%) JIRA
6 6 (21.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
6 6 (21.43%) React
6 6 (21.43%) CSS
6 6 (21.43%) HTML
7 5 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.29%) Kanban
8 4 (14.29%) Linux
8 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
8 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 4 (14.29%) Pair Programming
9 3 (10.71%) Debian
9 3 (10.71%) SAP
9 3 (10.71%) Workflow
9 3 (10.71%) Project Management
9 3 (10.71%) SAP BW
9 3 (10.71%) NetWeaver
9 3 (10.71%) Python
9 3 (10.71%) ERP

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP ERP
1 3 (10.71%) SAP SRM
2 2 (7.14%) SAP CO
2 2 (7.14%) SAP FI
2 2 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (7.14%) SAP FI-AP
2 2 (7.14%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (7.14%) Serverless
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.57%) DB2
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 7 (25.00%) JIRA
3 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) GitLab
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Software Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) AWS Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) SAP FI Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (3.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Node.js
2 6 (21.43%) CSS
2 6 (21.43%) HTML
2 6 (21.43%) React
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
3 2 (7.14%) JSON
3 2 (7.14%) SAP XI
3 2 (7.14%) Sass
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.57%) SAP Basis
4 1 (3.57%) WCF
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) BBC
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) CMDB
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) CentOS
2 3 (10.71%) Debian
2 3 (10.71%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) TDD
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 4 (14.29%) Kanban
6 4 (14.29%) Pair Programming
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.71%) DevOps
7 3 (10.71%) ERP
7 3 (10.71%) Line Management
7 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
7 3 (10.71%) Workflow
8 2 (7.14%) Business Process Modelling
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL
8 2 (7.14%) Workflow Management
8 2 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
2 3 (10.71%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) ABAP
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) COBIT
2 2 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.57%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) KVM
1 3 (10.71%) LXC
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (10.71%) Ansible
3 2 (7.14%) Icinga
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
3 2 (7.14%) Puppet
4 1 (3.57%) Kibana
4 1 (3.57%) logstash
4 1 (3.57%) Packer
4 1 (3.57%) SCCM
4 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.71%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds