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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 94 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing SMS 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.24% 0.080% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.11% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £295 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.36% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £280 £325
% change year-on-year +35.71% -13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -37.50%  

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 142 232 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 11.54% 18.63% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 142 155
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £235 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 22
Median hourly rate £45.00 £23.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.65% +48.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £12.38 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £51.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing SMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Egham - 1 £295 -
Guildford - 1 £100 -
Haslemere - 1 £325 -
SMS
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
1 1 (33.33%) WordPress
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (33.33%) DBS Check

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 (33.33%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DBS Check
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware