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 27 June 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
27 Jun 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 £285 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +8.33%
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 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 31.54% 5.56% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 7
Median daily rate £438 £170 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+157.35% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £170 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £170 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 2 7
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 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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