Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 2019 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 118 158
Rank change year-on-year -34 +40 +17
Contract jobs citing SMS 3 45 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.091% 1.49% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 13.43% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 35 2
West Yorkshire median daily rate £347 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.60% -11.76% -21.44%
10th Percentile £224 £250 £413
90th Percentile £489 £850 £438
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -18.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £14.95 -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £13.00 £13.96
% change year-on-year - -6.86% -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 416 335 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.58% 11.11% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 200 256
West Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £296 £157 £213
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.58 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.97% -5.97% +10.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.86 £10.76
90th Percentile £22.29 £25.00 £32.88
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.65 £16.75
% change year-on-year +4.44% -12.54% +26.42%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in West Yorkshire

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in West Yorkshire

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in West Yorkshire

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in West Yorkshire

SMS
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Leeds -11 2 £422 -6.22%
Bradford -23 1 £206 -31.50%
SMS
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Report Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB