The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - 10
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - - 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £261 £268
% change year-on-year
+20.57% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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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 Home Counties region.

Communications & Networking Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 5.26% 12.50% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £500 £638 £65
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +880.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Home Counties region.

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties