Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 151 -
Rank change year-on-year +104 - +95
Contract jobs citing SMS 53 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.19% 0.31% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.45% 1.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 51 0 0
North East median daily rate £325 - -
England median daily rate £410 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +17.14% -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
North East median hourly rate £18.75 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.34% - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.96 £48.25
% change year-on-year +7.47% -71.07% +338.64%

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 226 500 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.88% 22.00% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 328 150
North East median daily rate £317 £340 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.69% -10.82% +9.72%
10th Percentile £216 £263 £219
90th Percentile £563 £476 £550
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 35 25
North East median hourly rate £19.50 £29.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.76% +56.76% -38.33%
10th Percentile £9.80 £21.25 £10.47
90th Percentile £33.75 £50.35 £27.90
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% -2.27% +10.00%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +82 37 £325 - 12
Durham - 14 £313 - 2
Teesside - 1 £425 -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 11 (20.75%) Change Management
2 9 (16.98%) Project Management
2 9 (16.98%) ITIL
3 8 (15.09%) Migration
3 8 (15.09%) Office 365
4 7 (13.21%) PMO
4 7 (13.21%) Finance
4 7 (13.21%) SQL
5 6 (11.32%) Service Management
5 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.32%) Data Management
5 6 (11.32%) ITIL V3
5 6 (11.32%) Open Source
6 5 (9.43%) Windows
6 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
7 4 (7.55%) DNS
7 4 (7.55%) DHCP
7 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
7 4 (7.55%) Citrix
7 4 (7.55%) Legal
7 4 (7.55%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.55%) SaaS
7 4 (7.55%) PaaS
7 4 (7.55%) SCCM
7 4 (7.55%) System Testing
7 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.55%) IaaS

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 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.89%) Confluence
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) Office 365
2 4 (7.55%) IaaS
2 4 (7.55%) PaaS
2 4 (7.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) DHCP
1 4 (7.55%) DNS
2 1 (1.89%) 3G
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) Network Security
2 1 (1.89%) VPN
2 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Selenium
2 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Sahi
3 1 (1.89%) WATIR
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Analyst
2 7 (13.21%) Tester
3 5 (9.43%) Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Integration Tester
5 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Coordinator
5 3 (5.66%) QA Tester
6 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.77%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Digital Business Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Office 365 Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Portfolio Planner
6 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) React Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Systems Tester
6 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) CSS
2 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.89%) ISPF
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.89%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Debian
3 2 (3.77%) VMS
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.89%) AIX
4 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.89%) HPUX
4 1 (1.89%) MVS
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
4 1 (1.89%) Unix
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) Change Management
2 9 (16.98%) ITIL
2 9 (16.98%) Project Management
3 8 (15.09%) Migration
4 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.32%) Data Management
4 6 (11.32%) ITIL V3
4 6 (11.32%) Open Source
4 6 (11.32%) Service Management
4 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.55%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (7.55%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (7.55%) System Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
5 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) Ruby
3 2 (3.77%) ES6
3 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) JCL
4 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) CCNA
1 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) PMO
2 3 (5.66%) GDPR
2 3 (5.66%) QA
3 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (5.66%) XenApp
2 3 (5.66%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.77%) XenServer
4 1 (1.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (1.89%) RACF
4 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Citrix
2 3 (5.66%) Ivanti
2 3 (5.66%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.77%) HP
3 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 1 (1.89%) BMC
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.89%) Xamarin