The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 69 68
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow - 0.32% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.23% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £293 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.65% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £31.50 £190.00
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -83.42%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
107 62 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 13.41% 9.78% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 20 53
Average daily rate £369 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £270 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £393 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £68.00 - £12.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Glasgow region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Glasgow region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow