Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 November 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)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 132 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - +130
Contract jobs citing SMS 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.43% 0.043% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.83% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Surrey median daily rate £273 - -
South East median daily rate £331 £400 £200
% change year-on-year -17.19% +100.00% -46.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate £15.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -43.18% -

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 Surrey with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 424 454 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 15.22% 19.53% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 275 260
Surrey median daily rate £375 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.59% +1.39%
10th Percentile £162 £167 £213
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 24
Surrey median hourly rate £15.12 £40.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.21% +153.97% -11.27%
10th Percentile £11.58 £11.63 £11.24
90th Percentile £24.13 £42.20 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Surrey

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Surrey

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Surrey over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Surrey

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Surrey

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Guildford - 4 £165 -
Camberley - 2 - -
Egham - 1 £295 - 1
Haslemere - 1 £325 -
Redhill - 1 - -
SMS
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Surrey region with a requirement for SMS.

1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (8.33%) arcserve
4 1 (8.33%) ZENworks
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) QA
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) ERP Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Technician
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Technician
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
1 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (8.33%) ERP
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing Automation
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Outbound Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (8.33%) Project Management
1 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
1 1 (8.33%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) arcserve
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) Sophos