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 27 March 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
27 Mar 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 £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £31.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-65.07% +162.50%
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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
39 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 15.23% 16.88% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 13
Average daily rate £223 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £425 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £9.50 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+268.42% -76.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £9.50 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £19.70 £74.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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