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 27 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 8
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales - - 5.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £31.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-65.07% +162.50%
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
15 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales 35.71% 10.00% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate £160 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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