The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cumbria region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cumbria - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £255 £261
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% +2.85%
GSM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cumbria region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cumbria
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cumbria 9.09% 9.01% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Median daily rate £250 £475 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +90.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £49.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.13% +70.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%