Period
to 24 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 October 2020 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank - 176 199
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 3 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England - 0.075% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.45% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Median daily rate - £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -15.63%
England median daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.71 £14.75
% change year-on-year +10.38% +114.98% +5.36%

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 the East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 241 660 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.67% 16.59% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 412 405
Median daily rate £335 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £165 £213 £196
90th Percentile £486 £538 £550
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 43 65
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.63% - -36.00%
10th Percentile £15.80 £13.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year +25.00% +44.44% +3.66%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the East of England

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SMS in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for SMS in the East of England

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SMS in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for SMS in the East of England