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 29 July 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
29 Jul 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 £350 £370 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
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
30 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 19.35% 26.71% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 15
Median daily rate £270 £313 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.60% +12.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £275 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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