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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 28
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - - 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £255
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £445 £347
% change year-on-year
-21.34% +28.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
-53.70% -
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
65 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 34.39% 12.77% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 10
Median daily rate £320 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £32.73 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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