Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 23 September 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)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 56 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 - +78
Contract jobs citing SMS 45 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 5.17% 1.64% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.48% 8.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 44 12 0
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% - -
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 -
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.25 £23.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.32% +69.64% +94.71%

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 158 134 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 18.14% 18.31% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 78 117
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +41.67%
10th Percentile £224 £213 £248
90th Percentile £538 £629 £555
Yorkshire median daily rate £417 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 14
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -37.78% +81.16%
10th Percentile £13.95 £11.50 £12.45
90th Percentile £81.45 £14.50 £47.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.81 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +18.38% +1.43% +7.69%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in South Yorkshire

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in South Yorkshire

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in South Yorkshire

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in South Yorkshire

SMS
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Sheffield +24 39 £413 +8.55%
Barnsley - 6 £450 -
SMS
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) Linux
3 12 (26.67%) Oracle
4 11 (24.44%) Unix
4 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (22.22%) Project Management
6 7 (15.56%) Middleware
6 7 (15.56%) NHS
6 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
7 6 (13.33%) Python
7 6 (13.33%) Solaris
7 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.33%) Banking
7 6 (13.33%) Decision-Making
8 5 (11.11%) Software Delivery
8 5 (11.11%) ForgeRock
8 5 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
8 5 (11.11%) Replication
8 5 (11.11%) PLM
8 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.11%) HTTP
8 5 (11.11%) Kerberos
8 5 (11.11%) LDAP
8 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 5 (11.11%) SQL
8 5 (11.11%) SAML
8 5 (11.11%) Sun
8 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
1 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.44%) Apache
2 2 (4.44%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (4.44%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (4.44%) JBoss
2 2 (4.44%) Mule
2 2 (4.44%) nginx
2 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) HTTP
1 5 (11.11%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) SSL
3 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.67%) MySQL
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) DTS
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) JIRA
2 2 (4.44%) Toad
General
1 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Billing
3 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Project Manager
2 7 (15.56%) Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Middleware Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 3 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) LDAP Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Automation Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Developer
6 2 (4.44%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) Middleware
2 5 (11.11%) LDAP
2 5 (11.11%) SAML
3 2 (4.44%) RESTful
3 2 (4.44%) VXML
3 2 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) NHS
3 5 (11.11%) Replication
4 3 (6.67%) User Experience
5 2 (4.44%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (4.44%) iSeries
5 2 (4.44%) IVR
5 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Linux
2 11 (24.44%) Unix
3 6 (13.33%) Solaris
4 4 (8.89%) Windows
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.44%) SUSE
5 2 (4.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Project Management
2 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
3 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.33%) Decision-Making
4 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 5 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 5 (11.11%) PLM
4 5 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 4 (8.89%) Change Control
5 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) People Management
5 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
5 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.67%) DevOps
6 3 (6.67%) Spend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) Python
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) Ruby
4 3 (6.67%) VB
5 2 (4.44%) C++
5 2 (4.44%) Go
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
1 3 (6.67%) ISEB
1 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (4.44%) CBAP
2 2 (4.44%) CCNA
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Data Quality
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Ansible
1 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.89%) Puppet
2 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.44%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.44%) Control-M
3 2 (4.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle
2 5 (11.11%) ForgeRock
2 5 (11.11%) Sun
3 4 (8.89%) IBM
4 3 (6.67%) CyberArk
5 2 (4.44%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.44%) Avaya
5 2 (4.44%) Cognos
5 2 (4.44%) EMC
5 2 (4.44%) Genesys
5 2 (4.44%) Google
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) NetApp
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.44%) TOWER Software
5 2 (4.44%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) Veritas