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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - 8
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - - 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -8.38%
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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
2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 5.13% - 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £469 - £65
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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