The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 29 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex - - -
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 £326 £320 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.71% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%
SMS
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
0 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex - 7.14% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £425 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +46.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex