The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - - 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £347 £305
% change year-on-year
+28.06% +13.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £22.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
67 103 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 13.48% 21.55% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 57 14
Average daily rate £375 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Average hourly rate £21.63 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.93% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £28.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £190.00 £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SMS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS.

1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal
1 1 (100.00%) Email Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) WordPress
1 1 (100.00%) Information Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Web Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal
1 1 (100.00%) WordPress
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Email Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Information Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Web Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter