Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 - 203
Rank change year-on-year - +203 -24
Contract jobs citing SMS 13 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% - 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Scotland median daily rate £230 - £500
10th Percentile £213 - £475
90th Percentile £475 - £525
UK median daily rate £413 £350 £313
% change year-on-year +17.86% +12.00% -8.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £73.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -83.62% +565.91%

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 587 503 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.77% 13.93% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 279 433
Scotland median daily rate £338 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.53% -2.54% +10.15%
10th Percentile £200 £171 £214
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +2.91% +0.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 35
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £23.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.61% -38.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £14.17
90th Percentile £26.60 £57.50 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -12.00% +13.64%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Glasgow - 7 £369 - 1
Renfrewshire - 4 £230 -
Edinburgh - 1 £225 - 8
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) 3G
3 3 (23.08%) DHCP
3 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) AIX
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
4 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Degree

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 (7.69%) IBM Connections
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Domino
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
1 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (7.69%) Serverless
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) 3G
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
1 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) GoCD
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) PVCS
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Change Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Release Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
1 1 (7.69%) Node.js
1 1 (7.69%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
1 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Blog
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) AIX
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) Kanban
4 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Service Design
4 1 (7.69%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Java 8
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) F5
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat