Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 52 143
Rank change year-on-year -49 +91 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 7 51 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.53% 4.26% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 23.83% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 49 0
North East median daily rate £300 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.55% - -
England median daily rate £375 £400 £315
% change year-on-year -6.25% +26.98% -29.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -35.34% -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £13.21
% change year-on-year +13.33% +13.57% -72.63%

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 207 214 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.54% 17.88% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 170 333
North East median daily rate £413 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -29.26%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £221
90th Percentile £540 £571 £488
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 45
North East median hourly rate £24.00 £11.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.70% -58.93% +44.44%
10th Percentile £14.77 £9.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £32.10 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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
Durham -19 6 £300 -7.69%
Tyne and Wear -37 1 - -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) VB
2 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (14.29%) SAP SD
3 1 (14.29%) SAP MM
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) OSPF
3 1 (14.29%) BGP
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Order to Cash

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
1 1 (14.29%) SAP MM
1 1 (14.29%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) BGP
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) OSPF
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Security
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Order to Cash
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP