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 28 August 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
28 Aug 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 £315 £425 £301
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +41.28%
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
23 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 25.84% 21.21% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £195 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%