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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 36 33
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield - 0.40% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.03% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%
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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
27 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.22% 13.04% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 10
Average daily rate £275 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £525 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £18.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.54% -43.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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