The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 220 188
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.014% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.12% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate
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- £501 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +51.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- +40.35%
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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 City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
737 815 890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.77% 11.68% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 523 592
Average daily rate £388 £425 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.33 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% -10.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £39.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London