The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 52
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - - 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £445 £347
% change year-on-year
-21.34% +28.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
-53.70% -
SMS
South West

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
63 69 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 13.55% 14.11% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 57
Median daily rate £325 £400 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
Median hourly rate £26.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.34% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £15.75 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.00 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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