Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 November 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)
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 115 207
Rank change year-on-year -83 +92 +5
Contract jobs citing SMS 27 79 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 1.41% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.98% 9.55% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 64 0
South West median daily rate £393 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.65% - -
England median daily rate £380 £413 £310
% change year-on-year -7.88% +33.06% -27.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.15% - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +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 the South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 905 827 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.55% 14.72% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 499 492
South West median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +5.71% -5.41%
10th Percentile £195 £171 £163
90th Percentile £538 £526 £538
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 84
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.81% +1.59% -19.75%
10th Percentile £16.98 £12.50 £11.83
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the South West

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in the South West

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in the South West

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in the South West

SMS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Somerset -9 8 £400 -9.09%
Bristol -16 6 £421 +20.35% 6
Devon -16 6 £335 -25.56%
Wiltshire -27 4 £450 -4.26% 1
Gloucestershire -6 3 £300 -7.69%
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South West region with a requirement for SMS.

1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Service Delivery
3 7 (25.93%) Migration
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) Service Management
4 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
6 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (14.81%) PHP
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) HTML
6 4 (14.81%) CSS
6 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) Product Management
6 4 (14.81%) Case Management
7 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 3 (11.11%) REST
7 3 (11.11%) SCCM
7 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 3 (11.11%) SOAP
8 2 (7.41%) ITIL
8 2 (7.41%) Java
8 2 (7.41%) MySQL
8 2 (7.41%) Windows
8 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
8 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (7.41%) CMS
1 2 (7.41%) Drupal
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
2 1 (3.70%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) MarkLogic
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) Ant
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.70%) Cobertura
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) Gradle
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Procurement Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (7.41%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (7.41%) HTML Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) MySQL Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Office 365 Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Procurement Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Product Manager
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Workflow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) REST
2 3 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (7.41%) jQuery
3 2 (7.41%) Spring
4 1 (3.70%) Backbone.js
4 1 (3.70%) RESTful
4 1 (3.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) CentOS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Service Delivery
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Migration
3 6 (22.22%) Scrum
3 6 (22.22%) Service Management
4 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.81%) Case Management
5 4 (14.81%) Product Management
5 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) DevOps
7 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.41%) Email Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Front End Development
7 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) MVC
7 2 (7.41%) SDLC
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
1 4 (14.81%) PHP
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) AWK
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) CCSP
3 1 (3.70%) CEH
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CISM
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
3 1 (3.70%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) hybris
1 2 (7.41%) IronPort
1 2 (7.41%) RightFax
1 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Google
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.70%) VMware