The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 42
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex - - 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £425 £301
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +41.28%
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
South 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 East Sussex region.

Communications & Networking Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 7.42% 11.67% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 35 24
Median daily rate £375 £330 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £360 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £22.59 - £19.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Sussex region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the East Sussex region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex