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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield - - 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £26.00
SMS
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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 Sheffield region.

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 15.11% 8.06% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 7
Average daily rate £225 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £278 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £150.00 £11.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1263.63% -75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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