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 24 July 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
24 Jul 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 £323 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.03% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
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
47 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 25.27% 8.54% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 9
Median daily rate £438 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £170 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £385 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 2 5
Median hourly rate £47.83 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.15 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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