The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 79 81
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.26% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.95% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
183 154 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.87% 13.11% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 66 58
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% +6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.15 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.53 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester