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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 32
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon - - 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £26.00
SMS
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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
54 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 20.00% 10.77% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 9
Average daily rate £300 £190 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -38.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £313 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £19.46 £13.00 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.65% -24.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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