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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 34 35
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield - 0.41% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.86% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £303 £308
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.62%
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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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
35 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 15.15% 14.52% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 10
Average daily rate £275 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £525 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £36.50 £22.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.22% +47.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £22.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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