The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £285 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.52% -18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.75% -5.76%
SMS
South 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 Devon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
50 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 23.36% 16.41% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 12
Average daily rate £250 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £320 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -67.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Devon