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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 20
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - - 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £255
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £446 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.60% +27.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.38 -
% change year-on-year
-24.22% -
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
24 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.43% 11.93% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 12
Median daily rate £500 £220 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -41.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £32.73 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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