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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
South East / East Sussex
Rank - - 45
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex - - 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £446 £337
% change year-on-year
-21.43% +32.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.35 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +203.50%

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
15 25 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 6.94% 11.11% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 33
Median daily rate £275 £310 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £278 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 10
Median hourly rate £42.00 - £36.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.73 - £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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