Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 - 115
Rank change year-on-year - +115 -7
Contract jobs citing SMS 13 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.06% - 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.88% - 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Wales median daily rate £420 - -
UK median daily rate £403 £350 £448
% change year-on-year +15.00% -21.79% +28.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £45.67 - £20.00
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £13.92 £27.00
% change year-on-year +0.61% -48.46% +170.00%

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 189 244 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.37% 17.24% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 162 196
Wales median daily rate £325 £393 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.20% +16.30% -10.00%
10th Percentile £150 £207 £223
90th Percentile £469 £506 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 14
Wales median hourly rate £19.80 £45.00 £10.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.00% +344.44% -36.72%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.93 £9.00
90th Percentile £44.63 £77.50 £20.53
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.67 £21.00
% change year-on-year -16.18% +7.94% +5.00%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 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
South Wales - 11 £408 - 1
West Wales - 1 £600 -
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for SMS.

1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Service Management
2 3 (23.08%) Genesys
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Brocade
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) MikroTik
3 2 (15.38%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Nagios
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Multimedia
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
4 1 (7.69%) Spring

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 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.69%) JCAPS
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.69%) POP3
2 1 (7.69%) SMTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Multimedia
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Genesys Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Support
2 2 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (7.69%) Kafka
1 1 (7.69%) Node.js
1 1 (7.69%) React
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
1 1 (7.69%) Spring Boot
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
1 1 (7.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) Network Virtualisation
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Insight
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Information Governance
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.69%) Usability Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Go
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CCA
2 1 (7.69%) CCAA
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PMP
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.69%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
1 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nagios
2 1 (7.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Genesys
2 2 (15.38%) Brocade
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
2 2 (15.38%) MikroTik
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Facebook
3 1 (7.69%) Fiorano
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) InterSystems
3 1 (7.69%) Twitter