Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 232 229
Rank change year-on-year +41 -3 -61
Contract jobs citing SMS 13 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.026% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 0.18% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 7
North West median daily rate £420 £225 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +86.67% -16.67% +1.89%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £214
90th Percentile £863 £238 £438
England median daily rate £425 £290 £363
% change year-on-year +46.55% -20.00% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £31.30
England median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -37.50% -11.11%

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 824 1126 965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.56% 14.67% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 643 465
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £244 £255 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £525
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 53 84
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -11.35% -15.40%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.35 £42.85 £44.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +9.63%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the North West over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 July 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
Manchester +18 8 £350 +55.56% 3
Cheshire +30 4 £623 -
Merseyside - 1 £425 - 3
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (15.38%) Kanban
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Debian
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Retail

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (7.69%) Taleo
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) GitLab
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) AWS Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) React
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) Sass
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Debian
2 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Kanban
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Business Process Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.69%) Document Composition
4 1 (7.69%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GPG13
1 1 (7.69%) IFRS
1 1 (7.69%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
1 1 (7.69%) KVM
1 1 (7.69%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (7.69%) Kibana
1 1 (7.69%) logstash
1 1 (7.69%) Packer
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
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