Period
to 27 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 27 May 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 37 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 0.76% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Staffordshire median daily rate - £150 -
West Midlands median daily rate £675 £375 -
% change year-on-year +80.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £12.00 -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 20 51 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.58% 19.47% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 11
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% -21.21% +24.06%
10th Percentile £184 £204 £205
90th Percentile £388 £431 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £15.48 £24.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.07% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.17 £19.39 £16.75
% change year-on-year -32.07% +15.75% +4.69%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Staffordshire