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 29 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
29 Jul 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 - 0.60% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 6.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £430 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
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
9 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.77% 8.98% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Median daily rate £443 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £430 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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