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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 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
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £516 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+58.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £10.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -68.25%
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
27 58 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 11.39% 17.31% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 19
Average daily rate £320 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £175 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £36.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% +158.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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