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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 29
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon - - 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+33.64% +1.71%
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
55 51 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 16.57% 16.35% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 37 23
Average daily rate £300 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.50 £17.00 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.82% -1.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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