The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 25 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - 0.66% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 8.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £430 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £294
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
SMS
West Yorkshire

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
7 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.86% 7.89% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 5
Median daily rate £443 £402 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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