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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £338 £285
% change year-on-year
-17.03% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.30 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.75%
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
24 52 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 7.79% 15.85% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 16
Median daily rate £413 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £32.75 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.95% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £21.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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