The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Durham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- +40.35%
SMS
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Durham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Durham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 26.77% 3.92% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 2
Average daily rate £255 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Durham

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Durham