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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 59 60
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.27% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.53% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £260 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £260 £334
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -22.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+26.15% -15.58%
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
110 79 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.18% 10.70% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 50 84
Median daily rate £375 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £176 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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