Period
to 19 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Short Message Service (SMS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 75 72
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 1.89% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 15.76% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 29 18
Birmingham median daily rate - £413 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.77% -
West Midlands median daily rate £675 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +64.63% +9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £12.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - -14.29% -

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 206 184 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.70% 11.99% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 132 132
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £185 £201 £216
90th Percentile £570 £524 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 6
Birmingham median hourly rate - £21.00 £13.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +59.33% +5.44%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year -14.29% -1.41% -17.44%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Birmingham

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Birmingham

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Birmingham