The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Durham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
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
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.03% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
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
18 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 18.00% 14.06% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 11
Median daily rate £300 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £386 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.97 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Durham region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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