The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 27 25
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry - 2.16% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 20.00% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
+32.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.45% +1.42%
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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 Coventry region.

Communications & Networking Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 30 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 11.37% 10.79% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 25
Average daily rate £320 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £201 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.97 £22.00 £18.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £174.50 £22.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Coventry