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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 55 63
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.20% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £260 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £260 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +10.76%
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
105 83 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.62% 11.11% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 75
Median daily rate £338 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 12
Median hourly rate £12.75 £26.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.96% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.88 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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