Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 61 151
Rank change year-on-year -11 +90 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 33 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.75% 2.63% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 11.55% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 13
North East median daily rate £325 £305 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.56% +8.93% -
10th Percentile £251 £220 £219
90th Percentile £416 £448 £294
England median daily rate £413 £403 £293
% change year-on-year +2.48% +37.61% -26.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
North East median hourly rate £12.50 £15.99 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.83% - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.06 £12.50
% change year-on-year +6.69% +12.48% -43.18%

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 209 277 900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.39% 22.74% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 221 567
North East median daily rate £339 £330 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +6.45% -10.79%
10th Percentile £208 £188 £206
90th Percentile £476 £525 £456
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 74
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £14.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.83% -48.21% +73.27%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.23 £15.00
90th Percentile £30.55 £28.80 £36.35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.26 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.53% -22.30% +17.50%

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 September 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 September 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
Durham +3 19 £350 +22.81%
Tyne and Wear -15 14 £325 +6.30%
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) HTML
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
3 5 (15.15%) JIRA
3 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
3 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.12%) Java 8
4 4 (12.12%) Gradle
4 4 (12.12%) Liquibase
4 4 (12.12%) Front End Development
4 4 (12.12%) CMS
4 4 (12.12%) Spring
4 4 (12.12%) JPA
4 4 (12.12%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (12.12%) Sitecore
4 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
4 4 (12.12%) Hibernate
4 4 (12.12%) Project Management
4 4 (12.12%) CSS
4 4 (12.12%) Linux
4 4 (12.12%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) Apache
4 4 (12.12%) Python
5 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
5 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse

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 (12.12%) Apache
1 4 (12.12%) CMS
1 4 (12.12%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (3.03%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) TPMS
3 1 (3.03%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.03%) SAP MM
1 1 (3.03%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.03%) AWS Data Pipeline
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
1 1 (3.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) BGP
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) MPLS
1 2 (6.06%) OSPF
1 2 (6.06%) VPN
1 2 (6.06%) Wireless
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) OLTP
4 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.15%) JIRA
3 4 (12.12%) Gradle
3 4 (12.12%) Liquibase
4 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
4 2 (6.06%) Selenium
4 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Java Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
2 4 (12.12%) CSS
2 4 (12.12%) Hibernate
2 4 (12.12%) JPA
2 4 (12.12%) Spring
3 3 (9.09%) Kafka
4 1 (3.03%) Flash
4 1 (3.03%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.03%) VME
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
2 4 (12.12%) Front End Development
2 4 (12.12%) Project Management
3 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) Analytics
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.06%) OOP
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.06%) Scrum
4 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.06%) Software Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) TDD
4 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.03%) CRM
5 1 (3.03%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Java
1 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.12%) Java 8
2 4 (12.12%) Python
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 3 (9.09%) ES6
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) COBOL
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) Micro Focus
3 1 (3.03%) Remedy
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.03%) VMware