Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 47 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 11 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.36% 2.32% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.37% 11.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 0
Somerset median daily rate £400 £440 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
South West median daily rate £385 £440 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate £19.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £28.75 -
% change year-on-year -33.91% - -

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 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 54 92 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.59% 19.41% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 49 32
Somerset median daily rate £290 £375 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.67% +19.52% -10.36%
10th Percentile £182 £163 £250
90th Percentile £494 £500 £475
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £355
% change year-on-year +1.35% +4.23% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 16
Somerset median hourly rate £38.00 £47.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.01% +115.91% +8.99%
10th Percentile £16.70 £39.65 £15.38
90th Percentile £51.55 £52.50 £39.63
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% +21.43%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +6 4 - -
Bath - 2 £333 -
Glastonbury - 2 £448 - 2
SMS
South West

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 3 (27.27%) Migration
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) hybris
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) API Development
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Cobertura
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) GitHub
2 2 (18.18%) Bitbucket
2 2 (18.18%) Gradle
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Ant
2 2 (18.18%) Back Office
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) B2C
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
2 2 (18.18%) TDD

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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) GitHub
2 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Ant
1 2 (18.18%) Bitbucket
1 2 (18.18%) Cobertura
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) Gradle
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) Maven
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
1 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (18.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Hybris Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Project Officer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) UI/UX Developer
3 1 (9.09%) UX Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Web Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) API Development
2 2 (18.18%) B2C
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
3 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (9.09%) Software Distribution
3 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 1 (9.09%) CCSP
1 1 (9.09%) CEH
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) CISM
1 1 (9.09%) CISSP
1 1 (9.09%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) hybris
2 1 (9.09%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Sophos