Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 201 207
Rank change year-on-year +98 +6 -28
Contract jobs citing SMS 89 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.04% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.57% 0.85% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 0 1
Yorkshire median daily rate £376 - £375
10th Percentile £250 - £363
90th Percentile £575 - £388
England median daily rate £413 £310 £425
% change year-on-year +33.06% -27.06% +26.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.96 £7.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.86% +94.12% -
England median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -37.50% -

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 656 822 907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.02% 15.01% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 493 560
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.31% +8.62%
10th Percentile £171 £225 £205
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 43 74
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% -15.07%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £10.29
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.75 £44.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Yorkshire

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Yorkshire

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 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
West Yorkshire - 40 £325 - 4
South Yorkshire - 31 £425 -
North Yorkshire +12 12 £338 -
East Yorkshire - 2 - -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 33 (37.08%) Finance
2 24 (26.97%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (14.61%) Windows
5 12 (13.48%) Banking
6 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (12.36%) Project Management
7 10 (11.24%) Migration
7 10 (11.24%) Information Security
8 8 (8.99%) Unix
8 8 (8.99%) Oracle
9 7 (7.87%) SQL
9 7 (7.87%) ITIL
9 7 (7.87%) Client/Server
9 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.87%) Firewall
10 6 (6.74%) Data Analysis
10 6 (6.74%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.74%) Analytics
10 6 (6.74%) QRadar
10 6 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (6.74%) CSIRT
11 5 (5.62%) Threat Intelligence
11 5 (5.62%) Analytical Thinking
11 5 (5.62%) Data Quality
11 5 (5.62%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 5 (5.62%) Data Integration
11 5 (5.62%) Financial Modelling
11 5 (5.62%) Asset Management
11 5 (5.62%) Back Office

SMS
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.37%) SAS
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.12%) CMS
3 1 (1.12%) Drupal
3 1 (1.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) Firewall
2 2 (2.25%) LDAP
2 2 (2.25%) SSH
3 1 (1.12%) NAS
3 1 (1.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.25%) MySQL
3 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 33 (37.08%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Back Office
4 2 (2.25%) Legal
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (24.72%) Analyst
2 10 (11.24%) Project Manager
3 8 (8.99%) Business Analyst
3 8 (8.99%) Developer
4 5 (5.62%) Administrator
4 5 (5.62%) Consultant
5 4 (4.49%) Architect
5 4 (4.49%) Incident Analyst
5 4 (4.49%) IT Manager
5 4 (4.49%) Security Manager
5 4 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) IT Analyst
6 3 (3.37%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (3.37%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (3.37%) Unix Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) CSS
1 1 (1.12%) HTML
1 1 (1.12%) jQuery
1 1 (1.12%) JSON
1 1 (1.12%) LESS
1 1 (1.12%) Middleware
1 1 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) NHS
4 2 (2.25%) iPad
4 2 (2.25%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.12%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Windows
2 8 (8.99%) Unix
3 5 (5.62%) Linux
4 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.37%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.25%) AIX
5 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.12%) Solaris
6 1 (1.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.36%) Project Management
2 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (11.24%) Information Security
3 10 (11.24%) Migration
4 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (7.87%) ITIL
5 6 (6.74%) Analytics
5 6 (6.74%) Business Analysis
5 6 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (6.74%) Data Analysis
6 5 (5.62%) Analytical Thinking
6 5 (5.62%) Asset Management
6 5 (5.62%) Change Management
6 5 (5.62%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 5 (5.62%) Data Integration
6 5 (5.62%) Financial Modelling
6 5 (5.62%) Risk Management
6 5 (5.62%) Threat Intelligence
7 4 (4.49%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.87%) SQL
2 5 (5.62%) Perl
3 3 (3.37%) PHP
4 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.37%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) ISEB
2 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.25%) SAS Certification
3 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.12%) CBAP
3 1 (1.12%) CISSP
3 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.49%) RMADS
3 3 (3.37%) IFRS
3 3 (3.37%) IFRS 9
3 3 (3.37%) PMO
4 2 (2.25%) Basel II
4 2 (2.25%) COREP
5 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.37%) vSphere
1 3 (3.37%) XenApp
1 3 (3.37%) XenServer
2 1 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) CSIRT
1 6 (6.74%) QRadar
2 4 (4.49%) SCCM
3 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (8.99%) Oracle
2 3 (3.37%) Citrix
2 3 (3.37%) IBM
2 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.25%) Google
3 2 (2.25%) HP
3 2 (2.25%) Zend
4 1 (1.12%) 3Com
4 1 (1.12%) Capita
4 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco
4 1 (1.12%) EMC
4 1 (1.12%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.12%) Veritas