The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £22.50
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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
9 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 10.11% 16.10% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Average daily rate £325 £450 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Average hourly rate £47.83 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.32% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within 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