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 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 - 140
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SMS 3 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.15% - 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% - 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £385 - £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £280 £313
% change year-on-year +33.92% -10.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £7.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -37.50%  

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 298 402 414
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.97% 14.52% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 252 253
Median daily rate £375 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 22
Median hourly rate £22.00 £15.32 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.60% -48.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £26.30 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 June 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
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 June 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
South Yorkshire - 2 £505 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £250 - 3
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) SAS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 1 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) GitLab
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Architect
2 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Credit Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Risk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Transformation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Korn
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) IFRS
1 1 (20.00%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
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