Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 January 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 196 183
Rank change year-on-year +85 -13 -18
Contract jobs citing SMS 71 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.53% 0.037% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.54% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 1 2
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £775 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.84% +29.17% +84.62%
England median daily rate £400 £315 £445
% change year-on-year +26.98% -29.21% +27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.21 £48.25
% change year-on-year +13.57% -72.63% +382.50%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 744 733 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.06% 13.50% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 367 297
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £156 £200 £181
90th Percentile £508 £540 £500
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.31 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.07% -14.29% -25.53%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.95 £38.08 £41.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +7.61%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the West Midlands

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in the West Midlands

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in the West Midlands

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in the West Midlands

SMS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Birmingham +29 35 £345 -55.55% 3
Coventry - 14 £288 - 3
Warwickshire - 9 £425 - 4
Staffordshire - 3 £350 -
Shropshire +14 2 £338 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £375 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £353 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 - 1
Halesowen - 1 £425 - 4
Bilston - 1 £613 -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SMS.

1 19 (26.76%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.90%) Retail
3 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 11 (15.49%) KYC
3 11 (15.49%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 7 (9.86%) Project Management
4 7 (9.86%) SQL
4 7 (9.86%) .NET
5 6 (8.45%) Windows
5 6 (8.45%) C#
5 6 (8.45%) Change Management
5 6 (8.45%) Workflow
5 6 (8.45%) Migration
5 6 (8.45%) Portfolio Management
5 6 (8.45%) Analytics
5 6 (8.45%) Retail Banking
6 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.04%) Oracle
6 5 (7.04%) ITIL
6 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
7 4 (5.63%) Java
7 4 (5.63%) Legal
7 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.63%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.63%) Data Analytics
7 4 (5.63%) Target Operating Model

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (1.41%) ArcGIS
1 1 (1.41%) CMS
1 1 (1.41%) Confluence
1 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.41%) nginx
1 1 (1.41%) SAS
1 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Route 53
2 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) HTTP
1 1 (1.41%) SSL
1 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) OLAP
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.41%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.41%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Android Studio
1 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
1 1 (1.41%) Xcode
General
1 19 (26.76%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Retail
3 11 (15.49%) Banking
4 6 (8.45%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.63%) Legal
6 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.82%) Marketing
8 1 (1.41%) Digital Economy
8 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Project Manager
3 11 (15.49%) KYC Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Change Manager
6 4 (5.63%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Business Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Change Project Manager
7 3 (4.23%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (4.23%) ITIL Manager
7 3 (4.23%) ITIL Service Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Project Change Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.82%) ITIL Project Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Migration Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Migration Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Supply Chain Project Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Telephony Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.82%) React
3 2 (2.82%) React Native
3 2 (2.82%) RESTful
4 1 (1.41%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.41%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.41%) Ember.js
4 1 (1.41%) iOS SDK
4 1 (1.41%) jQuery
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.41%) REST
4 1 (1.41%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (1.41%) Sensu
4 1 (1.41%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) Blog
3 1 (1.41%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Smart City
3 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.41%) Social Media
3 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Android
2 3 (4.23%) Linux
2 3 (4.23%) Unix
2 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (15.49%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 11 (15.49%) KYC
3 7 (9.86%) Project Management
4 6 (8.45%) Analytics
4 6 (8.45%) Change Management
4 6 (8.45%) Migration
4 6 (8.45%) Portfolio Management
4 6 (8.45%) Workflow
5 5 (7.04%) ITIL
5 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.63%) Data Analytics
6 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.63%) Target Operating Model
6 4 (5.63%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.23%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 3 (4.23%) DevOps
7 3 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.86%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) C#
3 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.63%) Java
5 2 (2.82%) Python
5 2 (2.82%) Ruby
6 1 (1.41%) ABAP
6 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.41%) C
6 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.41%) Perl
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.82%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) PMO
2 2 (2.82%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) SLA
3 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) Ansible
2 1 (1.41%) collectd
2 1 (1.41%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Kibana
2 1 (1.41%) logstash
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.41%) StatsD
2 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle
2 2 (2.82%) ServiceNow
2 2 (2.82%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.41%) Citrix
3 1 (1.41%) Cognos
3 1 (1.41%) HP
3 1 (1.41%) SaltStack
3 1 (1.41%) SAP
3 1 (1.41%) Siemens
3 1 (1.41%) Xamarin