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 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
-1.92% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.70%
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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 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 16.67% 7.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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