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 31 May 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
31 May 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 £280 £325 £282
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +15.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.30 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.75%
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
16 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 21.05% 14.71% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
Median daily rate £406 £225 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.55% -41.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%