The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 29 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £282 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.24% -33.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.75% -5.76%
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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 Stockport region.

Communications & Networking Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 14.71% 15.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £225 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%