Period
to 17 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 17 October 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 > Worcestershire
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 18 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire - 2.80% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 13.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Worcestershire median daily rate - £304 -
West Midlands median daily rate £571 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +52.33% +7.14% -54.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Worcestershire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £11.93 £14.00
% change year-on-year - -14.82% -

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Worcestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 20.97% 21.50% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 11
Worcestershire median daily rate £425 £438 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +118.20% -41.67%
10th Percentile £277 £260 £138
90th Percentile £505 £545 £275
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -1.94% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Worcestershire median hourly rate - £17.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -70.83% +395.46%
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -17.50% -13.98%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Worcestershire