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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 13
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham - - 5.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -
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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 Durham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Durham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 9.30% 33.87% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate £285 £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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