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 June 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 Jun 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 £285 £325 £294
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +10.63%
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
31 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 10.76% 13.80% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 16
Median daily rate £413 £330 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +23.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £275 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £360 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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