The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 125 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.093% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £235 £400
% change year-on-year +49.25% -41.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £11.00
% change year-on-year -15.49% +29.09%  

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 326 370 395
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.09% 13.03% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 208 266
Median daily rate £425 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +22.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £192 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 23
Median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +7.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.99 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £40.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing SMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Yorkshire

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Yorkshire

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Yorkshire

SMS
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) JSUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) LINQ
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) Sass
2 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (28.57%) NUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) JSUnit
1 2 (28.57%) NUnit
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) GitLab
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Agile .NET Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) HTML Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Monitoring Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Finance Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) LINQ
1 2 (28.57%) Ninject
1 2 (28.57%) Sass
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) API Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) SOLID
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) Korn
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle