The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
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
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £333 £288
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.15 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.67%
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
1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 3.70% 4.76% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +127.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex