Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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)
England > North East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 153 -
Rank change year-on-year +92 - +94
Contract jobs citing SMS 40 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.26% 0.37% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.27% 1.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 34 4 0
North East median daily rate £306 £280 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% - -
England median daily rate £418 £310 £425
% change year-on-year +34.68% -27.06% +26.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
North East median hourly rate £15.99 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.86% - -
England median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -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 262 744 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.37% 27.47% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 479 170
North East median daily rate £339 £320 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.86% -18.21% +20.38%
10th Percentile £195 £205 £227
90th Percentile £538 £451 £653
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 75 51
North East median hourly rate £14.31 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.89% +16.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £9.10 £15.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £31.80 £36.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

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 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the North East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 November 2017. 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 +81 30 £322 +15.00% 1
Durham - 7 £285 -
Northumberland - 2 - -
Teesside - 1 £425 -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 North East region with a requirement for SMS.

1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (25.00%) SCCM
3 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 9 (22.50%) DHCP
4 9 (22.50%) Citrix
4 9 (22.50%) DNS
4 9 (22.50%) XenApp
4 9 (22.50%) XenDesktop
4 9 (22.50%) AppSense
5 8 (20.00%) VMware
5 8 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (17.50%) XenServer
6 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
6 7 (17.50%) Project Management
7 6 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Windows 10
8 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 5 (12.50%) Migration
8 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
8 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (10.00%) Finance
9 4 (10.00%) Change Management

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 12 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) DHCP
1 9 (22.50%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) Skype
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Desktop Support
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) IT Trainer
5 2 (5.00%) PMO Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery Coordinator
5 2 (5.00%) Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Trainer
5 2 (5.00%) UAT Tester
6 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Designer
6 1 (2.50%) Interaction Designer
6 1 (2.50%) ITSM Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
1 1 (2.50%) Ember.js
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) jQuery
1 1 (2.50%) RESTful
1 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Project Management
2 6 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Migration
3 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.00%) Change Management
4 4 (10.00%) Service Management
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL
5 3 (7.50%) ITSM
5 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Business Transformation
6 2 (5.00%) ERP
6 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.00%) Information Governance
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (2.50%) PHP
2 1 (2.50%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) MCSA
2 4 (10.00%) MCSE
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CISM
4 1 (2.50%) CISSP
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) PMO
2 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) XenApp
2 9 (22.50%) XenDesktop
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (17.50%) XenServer
5 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) AppSense
1 9 (22.50%) Citrix
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
3 1 (2.50%) Lotus
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Siebel
3 1 (2.50%) Twitter
3 1 (2.50%) Wyse