Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 July 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 170 206
Rank change year-on-year -20 +36 -12
Contract jobs citing SMS 17 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.094% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 0.84% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 2
Scotland median daily rate £225 £345 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.78% -18.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £321 £363
90th Percentile £384 £390 £508
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £295
% change year-on-year -2.94% +44.07% -20.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +7.41% +8.00% -37.50%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 637 475 916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.42% 11.22% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 251 479
Scotland median daily rate £325 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £199 £163 £223
90th Percentile £510 £463 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 49
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.69% -18.75% +29.03%
10th Percentile £10.95 £15.01 £14.00
90th Percentile £32.48 £48.08 £44.80
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Scotland

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Scotland

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Scotland

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Scotland

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
Edinburgh -23 6 £225 -34.78% 4
Glasgow - 5 £306 -
Renfrewshire -30 4 £230 -28.13% 1
Dundee - 1 £225 - 1
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SMS.

1 5 (29.41%) Linux
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
3 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) 3G
3 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) AIX
4 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) WLAN
4 2 (11.76%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (5.88%) IBM Connections
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Domino
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (5.88%) Serverless
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) 3G
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) WLAN
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) GoCD
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) PVCS
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Storage Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) User Researcher
4 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) React
2 1 (5.88%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
1 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Blog
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) AIX
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Critical Thinking
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Decision-Making
4 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.88%) Kanban
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) Service Design
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Brocade
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat