The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 April 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 West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 159 155
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4  
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.072% 0.050% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.34% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £225 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -41.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £280 £340
% change year-on-year +25.00% -17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 - £21.15

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 414 582 526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.89% 14.61% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 342 246
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 46
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 West

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMS in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in the North West

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in the North West

SMS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Manchester +8 2 - - 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 West region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Integration Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Manchester, Lancashire
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