The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SMPP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMPP over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
UK
Rank 590 - 616
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SMPP 6 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% - 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.091% - 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £300 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 - £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SMPP 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

SMPP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SMPP in the UK

SMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMPP in the UK

SMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMPP over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMPP in the UK

SMPP
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMPP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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
England - 6 £300 - 1
South East - 5 £400 -
Berkshire - 5 £400 -
Reading - 3 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 £200 - 1
East of England - 1 £200 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £200 - 1

SMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SMPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SMPP.

1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) LDAP
2 4 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (66.67%) Service Design
3 3 (50.00%) CORBA
3 3 (50.00%) IMAP
3 3 (50.00%) SMS
3 3 (50.00%) SMTP
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (16.67%) Push Notifications
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) DataStax
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
5 1 (16.67%) LINQ

SMPP
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
1 4 (66.67%) LDAP
2 3 (50.00%) IMAP
2 3 (50.00%) SMS
2 3 (50.00%) SMTP
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) NFC
3 1 (16.67%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (16.67%) DataStax
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
1 1 (16.67%) MSTest
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Messaging Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Core Network Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Network Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (16.67%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 3 (50.00%) CORBA
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) LINQ
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Service Design
2 2 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (16.67%) Push Notifications
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
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