The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Durham region.

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
28 Jul 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 £300 £413 £328
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +25.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Communications & Networking Category
Durham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 22.89% 16.39% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
SMS
North East

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