The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 26 24
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire - 0.93% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.50% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £400 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £333 £288
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.15 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.67%
SMS
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Renfrewshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
199 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 54.22% 37.38% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 28 17
Average daily rate £330 £343 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.64% +5.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £138 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Renfrewshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Renfrewshire region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire