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 28 August 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
28 Aug 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 £425 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+30.56% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £22.50
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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 Stockport region.

Communications & Networking Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 21.21% - 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £195 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%