The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 61 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GSM 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% - 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% - 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£320 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+26.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -5.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
141 179 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.89% 19.63% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 89 81
Average daily rate £323 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £226 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

GSM
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GSM.

1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
1 3 (100.00%) IVR
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (100.00%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center