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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 28 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon - 0.56% -
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 £344 £305 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.70% -6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%
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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
51 38 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 16.09% 21.35% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 4
Average daily rate £200 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.23 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% -37.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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