The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
South East / Surrey
Rank - - 90
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey - - 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £516 £325
% change year-on-year
-32.17% +58.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.35 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +203.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
206 255 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 22.06% 21.67% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 152 146
Median daily rate £380 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 14
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +145.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Surrey region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Surrey region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Surrey region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey