Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 39 -
Rank change year-on-year -12 - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 3 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.64% 3.17% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 16.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 0
Somerset median daily rate £448 £445 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% - -
South West median daily rate £421 £400 -
% change year-on-year +5.31% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Somerset median hourly rate - £19.50 -
South West median hourly rate - £21.00 -

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 63 92 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.46% 19.45% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 62 18
Somerset median daily rate £388 £408 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.91% +16.01% +35.10%
10th Percentile £200 £144 £243
90th Percentile £525 £538 £520
South West median daily rate £388 £388 £350
% change year-on-year - +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 18
Somerset median hourly rate £45.25 £22.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.11% -34.78% -9.80%
10th Percentile £42.28 £15.95 £15.63
90th Percentile £46.83 £24.33 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £38.78 £26.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +46.32% -29.33% -3.85%

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 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 17 January 2019. 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
Glastonbury - 2 £448 -
SMS
South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) CCSP
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Mule
2 1 (33.33%) TeamCity

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 1 (33.33%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (33.33%) Cobertura
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Gradle
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Hybris Developer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 1 (33.33%) CCSP
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GDPR
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) hybris