Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 23 June 2018 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 > North East
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 100 131
Rank change year-on-year +45 +31 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 51 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.95% 0.62% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.24% 3.23% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 3 15
North East median daily rate £325 £325 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.37% -
10th Percentile £231 £135 £215
90th Percentile £438 £417 £293
England median daily rate £425 £425 £285
% change year-on-year - +49.12% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
North East median hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.14% - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.11% -33.25%

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 the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 252 248 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.53% 19.17% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 169 402
North East median daily rate £325 £345 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% +16.95% -
10th Percentile £230 £208 £206
90th Percentile £500 £522 £425
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 44
North East median hourly rate £15.60 £23.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.32% -15.18% +73.27%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.51 £15.00
90th Percentile £42.25 £42.70 £36.35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the North East

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in the North East

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the North East over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in the North East

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in the North East

SMS
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the North East region over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. 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
Tyne and Wear +17 34 £325 -22.89% 14
Durham +11 16 £338 +58.82% 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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 North East region with a requirement for SMS.

1 9 (17.65%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
2 8 (15.69%) Service Management
3 7 (13.73%) HTML
3 7 (13.73%) Linux
3 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
4 6 (11.76%) ITIL V3
4 6 (11.76%) Front End Development
4 6 (11.76%) CSS
4 6 (11.76%) Oracle
4 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.80%) Data Management
5 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
5 5 (9.80%) Migration
5 5 (9.80%) Change Management
5 5 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (9.80%) Project Management
5 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
5 5 (9.80%) ES6
5 5 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
5 5 (9.80%) JIRA
6 4 (7.84%) JPA
6 4 (7.84%) Open Source
6 4 (7.84%) SaaS
6 4 (7.84%) PaaS
6 4 (7.84%) Gradle

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (7.84%) Apache
2 3 (5.88%) CMS
2 3 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Confluence
4 1 (1.96%) nginx
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.96%) TPMS
4 1 (1.96%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) IaaS
1 4 (7.84%) PaaS
1 4 (7.84%) SaaS
2 3 (5.88%) Office 365
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.96%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 1 (1.96%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) 3G
1 2 (3.92%) DHCP
1 2 (3.92%) DNS
1 2 (3.92%) HTTPS
1 2 (3.92%) SSL
1 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) OLTP
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.80%) JIRA
3 4 (7.84%) Gradle
3 4 (7.84%) Liquibase
4 2 (3.92%) Selenium
4 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.96%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Developer
2 13 (25.49%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (9.80%) Tester
5 4 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Integration Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) React Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Tester
7 2 (3.92%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) HTML
2 6 (11.76%) CSS
3 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.84%) Hibernate
3 4 (7.84%) JPA
3 4 (7.84%) Spring
4 3 (5.88%) Kafka
5 1 (1.96%) .NET
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.96%) Flash
5 1 (1.96%) HTML5
5 1 (1.96%) ISPF
5 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Linux
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.88%) AIX
4 3 (5.88%) MVS
4 3 (5.88%) Unix
4 3 (5.88%) VME
5 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.92%) Debian
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.92%) VMS
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) Android
6 1 (1.96%) HPUX
6 1 (1.96%) Solaris
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) Service Management
3 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.76%) Front End Development
3 6 (11.76%) ITIL V3
4 5 (9.80%) Change Management
4 5 (9.80%) Data Management
4 5 (9.80%) Migration
4 5 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (9.80%) Project Management
4 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
5 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.84%) Open Source
5 4 (7.84%) Scrum
6 3 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Statistics
6 3 (5.88%) System Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
1 8 (15.69%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) ES6
3 4 (7.84%) Java
3 4 (7.84%) Java 8
3 4 (7.84%) Python
4 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.92%) Ruby
5 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (1.96%) COBOL
6 1 (1.96%) JCL
6 1 (1.96%) Perl
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) GDPR
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.96%) Docker
3 1 (1.96%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (1.96%) RACF
3 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (3.92%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.96%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.96%) Ansible
3 1 (1.96%) Terraform
3 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow
2 3 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.92%) Axway
3 2 (3.92%) Citrix
3 2 (3.92%) Fujitsu
3 2 (3.92%) IBM
3 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
3 2 (3.92%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Apple
4 1 (1.96%) BMC
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.96%) Remedy
4 1 (1.96%) Xamarin