The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 46 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 0.53% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £340 £305
% change year-on-year
+30.88% +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £22.50
SMS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Warrington region.

Communications & Networking Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
51 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 13.49% 15.12% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 14
Average daily rate £400 £280 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -44.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Warrington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Warrington region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

SMS
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby