Period
to 29 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 July 2017 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)
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 366 342
Rank change year-on-year +50 -24 -8
Contract jobs citing SMS 53 31 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 0.83% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 9
South East median daily rate £331 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.19% +23.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £156 £331 £161
90th Percentile £472 £535 £441
England median daily rate £425 £290 £378
% change year-on-year +46.55% -23.18% +25.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 5
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -37.50% -50.00%
England median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -37.50% -11.11%

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2794 3729 3818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.24% 20.10% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1527 2120 1925
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £217 £225 £214
90th Percentile £538 £528 £500
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 211 220
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £27.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% -6.52% +58.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +7.89%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the South East

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in the South East

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the South East over the 6 months to 29 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in the South East

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in the South East

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the South East over the 6 months to 29 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SMS in the South East

SMS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the South East region over the 6 months to 29 July 2017. 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
Thames Valley +30 40 £375 -6.25% 6
Berkshire +48 35 £356 -10.94% 1
Surrey +8 4 £273 -39.44%
Oxfordshire - 4 £425 - 3
Hampshire +20 3 £435 +10.83% 1
West Sussex - 2 £409 - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for SMS.

1 15 (28.30%) HP
2 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
3 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
3 13 (24.53%) Release Management
3 13 (24.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (24.53%) McAfee
3 13 (24.53%) Software Deployment
3 13 (24.53%) Software Distribution
3 13 (24.53%) Software Delivery
3 13 (24.53%) Data Centre
4 11 (20.75%) Project Management
5 10 (18.87%) CRM
5 10 (18.87%) DV Cleared
5 10 (18.87%) Marketing
5 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
5 10 (18.87%) Value-Added Service
6 9 (16.98%) Validation
7 8 (15.09%) Workflow
7 8 (15.09%) 3G
7 8 (15.09%) MVNO
7 8 (15.09%) 4G
7 8 (15.09%) LTE
8 5 (9.43%) HTML
8 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.55%) Google
9 4 (7.55%) Google Analytics
9 4 (7.55%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (7.55%) Workflow Management
9 4 (7.55%) SQL
9 4 (7.55%) SmartFocus

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (1.89%) CMS
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.77%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Google Analytics
1 4 (7.55%) SmartFocus
2 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) Value-Added Service
2 8 (15.09%) 3G
2 8 (15.09%) 4G
2 8 (15.09%) LTE
2 8 (15.09%) MVNO
3 2 (3.77%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 2 (3.77%) LDAP
3 2 (3.77%) SMPP
4 1 (1.89%) DHCP
4 1 (1.89%) DNS
4 1 (1.89%) IMAP
4 1 (1.89%) LAN
4 1 (1.89%) Skype
4 1 (1.89%) SMTP
4 1 (1.89%) VoLTE
4 1 (1.89%) VPN
4 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
1 1 (1.89%) Selenium
General
1 10 (18.87%) Marketing
1 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Billing
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Law
2 1 (1.89%) Legal
2 1 (1.89%) Local Government
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Test Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Analyst
3 3 (5.66%) Architect
3 3 (5.66%) Core Network Architect
3 3 (5.66%) Developer
3 3 (5.66%) Digital Executive
3 3 (5.66%) Digital Marketing Executive
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing Executive
3 3 (5.66%) Messaging Architect
3 3 (5.66%) Network Architect
3 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
4 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
4 2 (3.77%) Consultant
4 2 (3.77%) Data Analyst
4 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
5 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) HTML
2 2 (3.77%) SAML
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) CORBA
3 1 (1.89%) CSS
3 1 (1.89%) HTML5
3 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.89%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Release Management
1 13 (24.53%) Software Delivery
1 13 (24.53%) Software Deployment
1 13 (24.53%) Software Distribution
2 11 (20.75%) Project Management
3 10 (18.87%) CRM
4 9 (16.98%) Validation
5 8 (15.09%) Workflow
6 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.55%) Analytics
7 4 (7.55%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (7.55%) Marketing Automation
7 4 (7.55%) Mobile Marketing
7 4 (7.55%) Mobile Optimisation
7 4 (7.55%) Personalization
7 4 (7.55%) Workflow Management
8 3 (5.66%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.66%) Service Design
8 3 (5.66%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Java
2 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.89%) PHP
2 1 (1.89%) sed
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.87%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Degree
4 3 (5.66%) ISEB
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) CIPD
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) GDPR
2 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (24.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) HP
2 13 (24.53%) McAfee
3 4 (7.55%) Google
3 4 (7.55%) Tableau
4 3 (5.66%) hybris
4 3 (5.66%) SAP
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco
5 2 (3.77%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (3.77%) Samsung
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle
6 1 (1.89%) Sage
6 1 (1.89%) VMware
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