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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 27 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - 0.59% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £430 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £325 £282
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +15.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.15 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.67%
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
9 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.28% 11.24% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 6
Median daily rate £443 £276 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.18% -27.30%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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