The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £378 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +25.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
SMS
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Stockport region.

Communications & Networking Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
24 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 23.76% 18.52% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 0
Median daily rate £475 £195 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+143.58% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%