The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £285 £316
% change year-on-year
+21.92% -9.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +80.00%
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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
19 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.67% 13.58% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
Average daily rate £335 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.75 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Watford