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 25 August 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
25 Aug 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 £315 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +41.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
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 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 8.70% 6.90% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £178 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.18% -12.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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