Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 27 May 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)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.55% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.79% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Somerset median daily rate £395 - -
South West median daily rate £388 £470 -
% change year-on-year -17.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate £19.75 - -
South West median hourly rate £21.50 - -

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 Somerset with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 87 77 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 18.47% 17.74% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 25
Somerset median daily rate £400 £358 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.81% +12.50% -2.15%
10th Percentile £189 £145 £257
90th Percentile £538 £459 £475
South West median daily rate £388 £360 £363
% change year-on-year +7.64% -0.69% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 12
Somerset median hourly rate £23.50 £47.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.53% +33.80% +75.87%
10th Percentile £16.60 £28.25 £19.75
90th Percentile £50.60 £52.50 £42.38
South West median hourly rate £31.75 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -24.40% +20.00% +69.96%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Somerset

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Somerset

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Somerset over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Somerset

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Somerset

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
Taunton - 10 £395 - 1
SMS
South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Somerset region with a requirement for SMS.

1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Web Development
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Cobertura
4 2 (16.67%) REST
4 2 (16.67%) Office 365
4 2 (16.67%) Gradle
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) GitHub
4 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) API Development
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Back Office
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) B2C
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (16.67%) Mule
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) GitHub
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (8.33%) Data Lake
1 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Ant
1 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 2 (16.67%) Cobertura
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Gradle
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) Maven
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (8.33%) Firebug
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Hybris Developer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Officer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) Web Development
3 2 (16.67%) API Development
3 2 (16.67%) B2C
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Barracuda Networks
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco
1 2 (16.67%) hybris
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sophos