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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon - - 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £22.50
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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
59 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 19.28% 14.55% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 17
Average daily rate £300 £230 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -1.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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