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 28 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 Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 650 643
Contract jobs citing SMPP 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.011% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 13811 12506
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1078 1091
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

SMPP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SMPP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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%) Greenfield Project
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

SMPP
Co-occurring 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%) Greenfield Project
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