The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 24
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen - - 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £320 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.71% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Communications & Networking Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 25.47% 16.96% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 8
Average daily rate £150 £361 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.39% +23.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £158 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £13.75 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Aberdeen region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen