The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £263
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.12% +22.50%
GSM
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
51 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.94% 8.50% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 17
Median daily rate £323 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £172 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +286.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GSM across the Bedfordshire region.

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Bedfordshire region.

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire