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 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 12 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport - 3.03% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £175 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £260 £363
% change year-on-year
+34.23% -28.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £102.13
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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
1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 4.55% 18.18% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate - £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%