The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 58 67
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.14% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.14% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £260 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+31.20% -18.83%
GSM
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
116 88 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.51% 12.17% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 58 76
Median daily rate £400 £300 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham