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 23 September 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
23 Sep 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 £347 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +80.00%
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 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex - 15.00% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £500 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +72.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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