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 21 November 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
21 Nov 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 £350 £280 £288
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.13
% change year-on-year
- +71.42%
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
2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 9.52% 14.29% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £400 £525 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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