The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cumbria region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 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
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £265 £283
% change year-on-year
+32.26% -6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cumbria 5.88% 16.00% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £350 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%