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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 38 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield - 0.44% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £304
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +87.50%
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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
48 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 19.12% 17.90% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 15
Average daily rate £275 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £202 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £505 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £37.60 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.11% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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