The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 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 Portsmouth - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £325 £281
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +15.66%
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
Hampshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 23.01% 10.53% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 7
Median daily rate £413 £300 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £151 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £430 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 11
Median hourly rate £47.83 £45.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% +104.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth