The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 58 38
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.73% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.88% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 11
Median daily rate - £301 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £445 £349
% change year-on-year
-21.34% +27.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year
-46.80% -
SMS
North 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 Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 68 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.01% 12.34% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 43 60
Median daily rate £513 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £635 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 12
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Lancashire region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire