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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 36
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex - - 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.38 -
% change year-on-year
+2.20% -
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
18 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 7.47% 7.40% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 19
Median daily rate £225 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.22% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £42.00 £9.75 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+330.76% -68.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.50 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £10.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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