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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 78 - 74
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GSM 8 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% - 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.79% - 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Average daily rate
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£264 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 - £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
167 150 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.17% 13.38% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 71 87
Average daily rate £318 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 22
Average hourly rate £21.25 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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

GSM
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GSM.

1 8 (100.00%) C
1 8 (100.00%) C++
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) OO
1 8 (100.00%) Bluetooth
2 7 (87.50%) Doxygen
2 7 (87.50%) Google
2 7 (87.50%) Software Packaging
2 7 (87.50%) GoogleTest
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
5 1 (12.50%) Internet

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) GoogleTest
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C++ Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C
1 8 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Google