Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Plymouth 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 19 November 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)
Devon > Plymouth
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 29 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Plymouth 0.98% 3.03% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 20.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Plymouth median daily rate £570 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% - -
Devon median daily rate £335 £450 -
% change year-on-year -25.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Plymouth median hourly rate - - -
Devon median hourly rate - £16.00 -

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 Plymouth with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Plymouth
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Plymouth 11.76% 14.55% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 8
Plymouth median daily rate £275 £447 £194
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.48% +130.71% -59.21%
10th Percentile £263 £299 £129
90th Percentile £425 £504 £368
Devon median daily rate £303 £433 £263
% change year-on-year -30.06% +64.76% -26.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Plymouth median hourly rate - £11.72 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.75% +8.47%
Devon median hourly rate £30.50 £36.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year -15.86% -6.45% +9.15%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Plymouth

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Plymouth.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Plymouth

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Plymouth region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Plymouth 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 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (100.00%) DBS Check