Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 August 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)
England > North East
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 67 77
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 39 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 3.24% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 16.88% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 31 21
North East median daily rate - £325 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.04% +13.52%
England median daily rate £325 £413 £422
% change year-on-year -21.21% -2.14% +42.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
North East median hourly rate - £12.50 £15.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.83% -
England median hourly rate £28.42 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year +89.47% +9.09% +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 the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 124 231 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.63% 19.17% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 149 207
North East median daily rate £325 £333 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% +0.76% +11.86%
10th Percentile £158 £210 £196
90th Percentile £523 £478 £528
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 16
North East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.35 £17.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -14.67% -35.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £10.19
90th Percentile £27.45 £34.83 £42.50
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the North East

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in the North East

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in the North East