Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 21 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 94 106
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 -7
Contract jobs citing SMS 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.71% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 0.81% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Reading median daily rate £369 - -
Berkshire median daily rate £356 £238 £179
% change year-on-year +50.00% +32.68% -57.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Reading median hourly rate £15.50 - £20.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 247 372 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.37% 25.27% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 162 200
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £257 £250 £210
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £373
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.71% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 23
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £29.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.04% +67.14% -
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.13 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Reading

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Reading

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Reading over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Reading

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 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 Reading region with a requirement for SMS.

1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
3 2 (22.22%) Skype
3 2 (22.22%) AirWatch
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) GDPR
4 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (11.11%) PMO
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) sed
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) e-Learning
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Skype
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (11.11%) Business Information Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Compliance Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Training Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (11.11%) e-Learning
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GDPR
2 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (11.11%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle