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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 27 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 0.86% - 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% - 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+34.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £28.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-60.71% +133.33%
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 33.62% 32.00% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 9
Average daily rate £347 £328 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -11.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £264 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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

SMS
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
1 1 (100.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (100.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
1 1 (100.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (100.00%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Packager
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix