The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 28 March 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 66 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 -  
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.27% 0.27% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% 1.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £463 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £235 £400
% change year-on-year +49.25% -41.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.20 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £11.00
% change year-on-year -15.49% +29.09%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 162 134 157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 21.74% 17.89% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 62 58
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Milton Keynes

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Milton Keynes

SMS
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SMS.

1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XSD
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Automotive
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) WSDL
1 2 (66.67%) Telematics
1 2 (66.67%) Process Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) MSI
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 2 (66.67%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) E-Business Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Telematics Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Manager
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) WSDL
1 2 (66.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
1 2 (66.67%) Process Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Telematics
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle