The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 68
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.03% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
SMS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
132 103 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.10% 11.23% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 55 62
Median daily rate £413 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 13
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SMS
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Online Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Campaign Management
1 1 (100.00%) Integrated Marketing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Campaign Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Email Campaign Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Campaign Management
1 1 (100.00%) Integrated Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Online Marketing