The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire - - 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £294
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +10.63%
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
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
202 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 44.99% 34.55% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 19 36
Median daily rate £320 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £262 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £451 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
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 Renfrewshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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