Period
to 21 November 2018

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 November 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 114 -
Rank change year-on-year -25 - +175
Contract jobs citing SMS 19 41 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.55% 1.34% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.66% 10.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 35 0
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - -
Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £376 -
% change year-on-year -3.65% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.25 £13.00 £13.96
% change year-on-year +71.15% -6.86% +94.12%

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 408 398 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.88% 13.03% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 229 265
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £193 £227
90th Percentile £599 £543 £560
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 23 17
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.20 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% +5.19% -12.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.18 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.15 £25.40 £22.58
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.58 £14.00
% change year-on-year +8.06% +4.11% +7.69%

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 November 2018.

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 November 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
Leeds -9 8 £450 -2.70% 1
Wakefield -4 5 £325 +30.00%
Bradford -22 4 £375 +36.36%
Huddersfield -14 1 £375 +36.36%
SMS
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
2 4 (21.05%) Information Security
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Information Assurance
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.79%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
3 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Information Management
4 2 (10.53%) Spring
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) ObjectStore
4 2 (10.53%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (10.53%) Push Notifications
4 2 (10.53%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
4 2 (10.53%) Spring Boot
4 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) SDLC
5 1 (5.26%) Information Governance
5 1 (5.26%) User Stories
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) ObjectStore
2 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Communications Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Information Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Information Officer
2 2 (10.53%) Information Risk Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Information Security Officer
2 2 (10.53%) Risk Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Security Officer
2 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.26%) AIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) ERP Manager
3 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Report Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Spring
1 2 (10.53%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) AIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
2 4 (21.05%) Information Assurance
2 4 (21.05%) Information Security
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.79%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
3 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
4 2 (10.53%) Information Management
4 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Push Notifications
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Strategic Thinking
5 1 (5.26%) Business Process Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Critical Thinking
5 1 (5.26%) Server Management
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Identification
5 1 (5.26%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Government Security Classifications
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe
1 1 (5.26%) IBM
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.26%) SAP