The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Southampton region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 35 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton - 0.64% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.41% 13.50% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 14
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £457 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £43.75 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.51% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Southampton region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Southampton region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton