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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £410
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £31.50 £102.13
% change year-on-year
-68.25% -69.15%
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
47 44 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 21.17% 18.88% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 11
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £110 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £7.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +256.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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