The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 107
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire - - 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £285 £333
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -14.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £24.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-13.67% +104.16%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
443 270 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.23% 10.79% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 155 161
Average daily rate £300 £375 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +26.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 37
Average hourly rate £16.72 £14.11 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.53% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.50 £25.75 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Yorkshire region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Yorkshire region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire