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 1 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
1 Oct 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 £344 £303 £308
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.62%
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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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
40 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 33.61% 9.80% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 2
Average daily rate £290 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £175 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 £21.25 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.29% +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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