Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 87 203
Rank change year-on-year -84 +116 +7
Contract jobs citing SMS 30 106 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.60% 2.39% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 16.51% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 89 2
Yorkshire median daily rate £381 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.97% -9.41% -18.35%
10th Percentile £235 £260 £413
90th Percentile £529 £575 £438
England median daily rate £375 £413 £315
% change year-on-year -9.09% +30.95% -29.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £13.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -6.86% +94.12%
10th Percentile £18.20 £12.00 £13.46
90th Percentile £24.20 £23.60 £14.49
England median hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £13.92
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.61% -62.14%

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 675 642 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.56% 14.47% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 401 462
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £262 £170 £213
90th Percentile £575 £556 £556
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 44 47
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.65 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +1.03% +16.09%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.22 £11.15
90th Percentile £25.00 £38.14 £45.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%

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 14 December 2018.

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
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 14 December 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
West Yorkshire -46 13 £450 +28.57% 1
South Yorkshire -30 12 £350 -22.22%
North Yorkshire -12 5 £363 +7.41%
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
3 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (13.33%) Information Security
4 4 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 4 (13.33%) Information Assurance
5 3 (10.00%) Business Transformation
5 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (10.00%) Information Management
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (10.00%) Windows
6 2 (6.67%) SLA
6 2 (6.67%) ISEB
6 2 (6.67%) Avaya
6 2 (6.67%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum
6 2 (6.67%) SAP
6 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) QA
6 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
6 2 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (6.67%) Programme Delivery

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.33%) IT Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Communications Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Information Assurance Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Information Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Information Officer
4 2 (6.67%) Information Risk Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Security Officer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Manager
5 1 (3.33%) ERP Manager
5 1 (3.33%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Report Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Senior IT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
2 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
3 4 (13.33%) Information Assurance
3 4 (13.33%) Information Security
3 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) Business Transformation
4 3 (10.00%) Information Management
4 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Decision-Making
5 2 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (6.67%) Information Governance
5 2 (6.67%) Line Management
5 2 (6.67%) People Management
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
1 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (6.67%) QA
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Avaya
1 2 (6.67%) CyberArk
1 2 (6.67%) SAP