Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 June 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 94 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 16 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.09% 0.15% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.87% 1.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Wales median daily rate £370 £280 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% - -
UK median daily rate £413 £420 £290
% change year-on-year -1.79% +44.83% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £31.39 - -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.11% -33.25%

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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 233 194 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.81% 14.70% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 131 132
Wales median daily rate £375 £338 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.60% +15.27%
10th Percentile £206 £170 £189
90th Percentile £519 £475 £537
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
% change year-on-year +4.42% +1.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 14
Wales median hourly rate £19.40 £55.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.74% +166.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.74 £12.33
90th Percentile £40.40 £77.50 £60.25
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.25
% change year-on-year -4.22% -24.19% +22.09%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Wales

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Wales

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Wales

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Wales

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Wales region over the 6 months to 22 June 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
South Wales 0 14 £370 +32.14% 1
West Wales - 2 £438 -
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for SMS.

1 4 (25.00%) SAP
1 4 (25.00%) Back Office
1 4 (25.00%) SAP HANA
1 4 (25.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (18.75%) SAP Fiori
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Wireless
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) NHS
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
2 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) SAP PM
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (12.50%) Decision-Making
4 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (6.25%) Case Management
4 1 (6.25%) Record to Report

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (6.25%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (12.50%) SAP PM
3 1 (6.25%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco ISE
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
1 3 (18.75%) VPN
1 3 (18.75%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) Extranet
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) SAP Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Communications Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Data Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Architect
3 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Principal Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Architect
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Change Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (6.25%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (12.50%) Decision-Making
1 2 (12.50%) ETL
1 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.25%) Case Management
2 1 (6.25%) Coaching
2 1 (6.25%) Data Lineage
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) People Management
2 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (6.25%) Record to Report
2 1 (6.25%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Scrum-ban
2 1 (6.25%) SDLC
2 1 (6.25%) Source to Pay
2 1 (6.25%) Supplier Relationship Management
2 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
2 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco