The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 36 32
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield - 0.41% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.94% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £413 £328
% change year-on-year
-27.07% +25.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +45.16%
SMS
South Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
24 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.18% 13.93% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 9
Average daily rate £275 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £205 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £42.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.11% +254.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield