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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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 £325 £252 £410
% change year-on-year
+28.96% -38.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £31.50 £102.13
% change year-on-year
-68.25% -69.15%
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
3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 15.00% - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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