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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 45 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 0.26% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
-27.17% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +60.71%
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
44 22 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 11.40% 7.64% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 8
Average daily rate £263 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £225 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.36 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.56% +2.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

SMS
Top 2 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS.

1 1 (100.00%) FileNet
1 1 (100.00%) Thunderhead

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) FileNet
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Thunderhead