The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 34
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - - 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +87.50%
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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 Dorset region.

Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 22 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 17.78% 12.72% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 31
Average daily rate £375 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £80 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £34.00 £10.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +209.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £21.50 £9.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £39.70 £21.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Dorset region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Dorset region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset