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 29 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 62 60
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.13% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.72% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £260 -
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
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
122 138 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.25% 18.60% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 84 57
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £424 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +126.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £30.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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