Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +32
Contract jobs citing SMS 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.12% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.89% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 - -
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £775 £600
% change year-on-year -54.84% +29.17% +84.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 - -

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 38 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 14.23% 4.64% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 21
Staffordshire median daily rate £300 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.53% -3.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £151 £206 £310
90th Percentile £450 £589 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +29.55% +12.27%
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.31 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +102.07% -14.29% -24.73%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 January 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £350 -
SMS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Siemens
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) PLM
1 1 (33.33%) Teamcenter
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Contingency Planning

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Change Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Implementation Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Implementation Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Implementation Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Office Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Contingency Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) PLM
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Siemens