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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 18 18
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth - 1.08% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.45% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
+37.07% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.35 £10.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+203.50% -68.25%
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
21 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.22% 31.18% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 7
Average daily rate £368 £305 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.49% -29.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £252 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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