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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 28
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon - - 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +80.00%
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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
84 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 24.00% 18.13% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 20 4
Average daily rate £375 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +10.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.23 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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