The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
Lancashire / Blackpool
Rank - - 18
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool - - 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £235 £400
% change year-on-year +49.25% -41.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £11.00
% change year-on-year -15.49% +29.09%  

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Blackpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1 11 7
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Blackpool 4.55% 10.19% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Median daily rate £500 £300 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -15.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Blackpool citing SMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Blackpool

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Blackpool

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Blackpool