The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford 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 Watford - - -
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
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
51 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 28.81% 13.19% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 10
Median daily rate £300 £413 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £375 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £458 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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 Watford

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Watford