The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £340 £288
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.15 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.67%
SMS
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
North Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales 40.00% 40.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate £425 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+165.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in North Wales

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in North Wales