The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 22
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - - 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £285 £333
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -14.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £24.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-13.67% +104.16%
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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 Halifax region.

Communications & Networking Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 12.42% 3.93% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 8
Average daily rate £276 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.30% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £416 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Halifax