The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
UK / Scotland
Rank - - 113
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - - 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £516 £325
% change year-on-year
-39.92% +58.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +42.00%

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
259 352 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.72% 13.80% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 167 164
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 8
Median hourly rate £46.00 £16.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+187.50% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £17.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Scotland region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland