The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - -
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 £334 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
+33.50% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.45% +1.42%
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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 Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.82% 7.46% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 7
Average daily rate £500 £343 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.98% -14.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

GSM
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics