The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK / Scotland
Rank - 127 122
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.11% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.79% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
298 379 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.89% 14.33% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 193 154
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £437 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 10
Median hourly rate £46.00 £38.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% +28.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.90 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland