Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 122 208
Rank change year-on-year -14 +86 +8
Contract jobs citing SMS 69 63 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.41% 1.48% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.24% 9.71% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 58 0
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £376 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% - -
England median daily rate £400 £413 £295
% change year-on-year -3.03% +39.83% -25.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.25 £23.75 £13.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.32% +70.16% +94.12%
10th Percentile £18.43 £20.98 £13.46
90th Percentile £81.08 £28.33 £14.49
England median hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.36% +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 614 649 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.58% 15.27% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 372 477
Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £215 £198 £225
90th Percentile £550 £543 £550
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 34 40
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.66 £14.20 £13.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.29% +1.74% +7.37%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.26 £10.92
90th Percentile £27.00 £33.24 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 20 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 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
South Yorkshire +11 31 £351 -17.52%
West Yorkshire -17 30 £425 +13.33% 1
North Yorkshire -2 7 £378 +13.96%
East Yorkshire +1 1 - -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 19 (27.54%) Finance
2 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.29%) Project Management
4 11 (15.94%) Linux
5 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (13.04%) Oracle
6 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
7 8 (11.59%) Business Analysis
7 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
8 7 (10.14%) NHS
8 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.14%) Decision-Making
9 6 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.70%) Degree
9 6 (8.70%) Middleware
9 6 (8.70%) HTTP
9 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
10 5 (7.25%) Identity Management
10 5 (7.25%) Scrum
10 5 (7.25%) Replication
10 5 (7.25%) PLM
10 5 (7.25%) Kerberos
10 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
10 5 (7.25%) Solaris
10 5 (7.25%) LDAP
10 5 (7.25%) Unix
10 5 (7.25%) SQL
10 5 (7.25%) SAML
10 5 (7.25%) Sun

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 2 (2.90%) Apache
1 2 (2.90%) CMS
1 2 (2.90%) Confluence
1 2 (2.90%) Jadu
1 2 (2.90%) nginx
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (1.45%) JBoss
2 1 (1.45%) Mule
2 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Slack
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) HTTP
2 5 (7.25%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.45%) SSL
3 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) MySQL
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) ObjectStore
3 2 (2.90%) Power BI
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.45%) Big Data
4 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.45%) QlikView
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.80%) JIRA
2 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.45%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.45%) JUnit
3 1 (1.45%) SonarQube
General
1 19 (27.54%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Legal
2 3 (4.35%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Retail Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Project Manager
2 12 (17.39%) Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Business Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) IT Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Data Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Administrator
5 4 (5.80%) Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 3 (4.35%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Developer
6 3 (4.35%) IT Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) LDAP Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Middleware Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Systems Manager
7 2 (2.90%) Information Officer
7 2 (2.90%) NHS Data Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) Middleware
2 5 (7.25%) LDAP
2 5 (7.25%) SAML
3 2 (2.90%) Spring
3 2 (2.90%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.45%) Kafka
4 1 (1.45%) Node.js
4 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.45%) REST
4 1 (1.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.14%) NHS
3 5 (7.25%) Replication
4 4 (5.80%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.35%) User Experience
6 2 (2.90%) iSeries
7 1 (1.45%) Clustering
7 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Linux
2 5 (7.25%) Solaris
2 5 (7.25%) Unix
3 4 (5.80%) Windows
4 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.29%) Project Management
3 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 8 (11.59%) Business Analysis
4 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
5 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (10.14%) Decision-Making
6 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.25%) Deployment Automation
7 5 (7.25%) Identity Management
7 5 (7.25%) PLM
7 5 (7.25%) Scrum
7 5 (7.25%) Software Delivery
8 4 (5.80%) Business Transformation
8 4 (5.80%) Data Protection
8 4 (5.80%) People Management
8 4 (5.80%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.80%) Python
3 3 (4.35%) VB
4 2 (2.90%) Java
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.90%) Perl
4 2 (2.90%) Ruby
5 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) ISEB
3 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.90%) CBAP
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.45%) CCNA
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.45%) PhD
5 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.45%) PMP
5 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.90%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (2.90%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Docker
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Puppet
2 3 (4.35%) Ansible
3 2 (2.90%) Control-M
3 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.90%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.90%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.90%) Terraform
4 1 (1.45%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.45%) Grafana
4 1 (1.45%) Graylog
4 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle
2 5 (7.25%) ForgeRock
2 5 (7.25%) Sun
3 3 (4.35%) SAP
4 2 (2.90%) Avaya
4 2 (2.90%) CyberArk
4 2 (2.90%) Google
4 2 (2.90%) IBM
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe
5 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.45%) EMC
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) NetApp
5 1 (1.45%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.45%) VMware