Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 169 199
Rank change year-on-year -14 +30 -9
Contract jobs citing SMS 14 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.25% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.53% 2.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 1
Scotland median daily rate £263 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.38% +14.29% -
UK median daily rate £400 £404 £298
% change year-on-year -0.99% +35.80% -25.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +3.57% +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 554 551 818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.35% 11.37% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 285 486
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £185 £137 £217
90th Percentile £525 £525 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 46 37
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £30.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.36% -23.75% +223.89%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.94 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.30% -18.95% +18.75%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -7 9 £400 +14.29% 1
Glasgow -16 2 £263 -41.67%
Renfrewshire -24 1 £250 -21.88%
Dundee - 1 £225 -
Fife - 1 £395 -
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 4 (28.57%) Project Management
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Brocade
2 3 (21.43%) Data ONTAP
2 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) NetApp
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) WLAN
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) SEO
3 2 (14.29%) Content Management
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
3 2 (14.29%) CMS
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Management
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee

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%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) WLAN
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Storage Technician
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Content Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Office Support
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Web Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) HTML5
1 2 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Data ONTAP
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Content Management
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) SEO
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Brocade
1 3 (21.43%) NetApp
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee