The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England / East Midlands
Rank - 100 90
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands - 0.063% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.54% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £315 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%

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

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
188 186 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.12% 11.65% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 108 85
Median daily rate £300 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 18
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.00 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands