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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
England / North East
Rank 79 71 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 -  
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.14% 0.35% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 2.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £240 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £232 £403
% change year-on-year +50.69% -42.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £11.00
% change year-on-year -15.49% +29.09%  

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 128 101 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 17.98% 11.64% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 55 41
Median daily rate £363 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.90 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing SMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -13 1 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) SCCM
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) Software Delivery
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) XenApp
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
5 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (42.86%) AppSense
5 3 (42.86%) 3G
5 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) XenServer
6 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
6 1 (14.29%) Software Distribution
6 1 (14.29%) MSI
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003

SMS
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) 3G
2 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
1 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) XenApp
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) AppSense