Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 180 187
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 14 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.28% 0.023% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 0.14% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Scotland median daily rate £388 - -
UK median daily rate £413 £315 £425
% change year-on-year +30.95% -25.88% +23.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -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 606 711 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.06% 16.49% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 426 308
Scotland median daily rate £361 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £147 £210 £168
90th Percentile £538 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 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
Glasgow - 7 £450 - 1
Edinburgh -3 5 £350 -
Stirling - 1 £250 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £320 -
SMS
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for SMS.

1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
1 4 (28.57%) TDD
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
1 4 (28.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) HTML5
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (21.43%) React
2 3 (21.43%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (21.43%) Serverless
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Reuters
3 2 (14.29%) Bloomberg
3 2 (14.29%) NetApp
3 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) AIX
3 2 (14.29%) Banking

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 2 (14.29%) WordPress
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (21.43%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (21.43%) Serverless
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (7.14%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Appium
4 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) AWS Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Market Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Market Data Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Market Data Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum Master
3 1 (7.14%) Software Validation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) HTML5
2 3 (21.43%) React
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) Node.js
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.14%) JMS
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) JSP
4 1 (7.14%) REST
4 1 (7.14%) Spring
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) AIX
2 2 (14.29%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
3 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) TDD
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Content Management
3 2 (14.29%) Kanban
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Process Management
4 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) XPath
3 1 (7.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (14.29%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Ansible
3 1 (7.14%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Bloomberg
1 2 (14.29%) Brocade
1 2 (14.29%) NetApp
1 2 (14.29%) Reuters
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Alterian
2 1 (7.14%) CA
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Perfecto Mobile