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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 29
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon - - 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £304
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +87.50%
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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 Devon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
83 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 26.27% 15.24% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 19 4
Average daily rate £375 £243 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.32% -11.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £34.50 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.93% -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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