Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 21 July 2018 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 88 83
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.23% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.08% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate - £413 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.70% -
East of England median daily rate £324 £400 £436
% change year-on-year -19.06% -8.31% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £15.25 -
East of England median hourly rate £14.60 £15.25 £42.58
% change year-on-year -4.23% -64.19% -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 262 278 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.59% 21.65% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 148 144
Hertfordshire median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +10.55%
10th Percentile £154 £130 £250
90th Percentile £509 £558 £535
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% -12.33% -5.03%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.00 £13.43
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.50 £43.55
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £19.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year -14.57% -46.93% +55.44%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Hertfordshire

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Hertfordshire

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Hertfordshire