Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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.

Short Message Service (SMS)
Lancashire > Blackpool
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 48
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool - - 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Blackpool median daily rate - - £283
Lancashire median daily rate £291 - £283
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Blackpool median hourly rate - - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £10.00 - -

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 Blackpool with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Blackpool
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13 16 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 14.94% 7.34% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 52
Blackpool median daily rate £535 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +35.71% +29.63%
10th Percentile £300 £330 £206
90th Percentile £638 £588 £653
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £440 £350
% change year-on-year +2.27% +25.71% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Blackpool median hourly rate - £16.00 -
Lancashire median hourly rate £11.72 £16.00 £41.80
% change year-on-year -26.75% -61.72% +103.90%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackpool

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS in Blackpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Blackpool