Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 22 July 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.72% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £150 - -
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £375 -
% change year-on-year +9.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.93 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year -14.82% - -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 54 27 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 19.49% 10.67% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 29
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.16% +13.85% -18.75%
10th Percentile £178 £205 £102
90th Percentile £431 £419 £495
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £25.24 £24.60 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.60% -45.33% +233.33%
10th Percentile £17.43 £15.94 £36.90
90th Percentile £33.05 £35.18 £47.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.42 £16.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +3.99% -22.09% +13.16%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Cannock - 1 - -
Lichfield - 1 £150 -
SMS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Business Process Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Business Process Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle