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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth - - 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £26.00
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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
4 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.65% 14.04% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
Average daily rate £248 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.76% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £475 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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