The first table below looks at the demand for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 100 110
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.41% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.69% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate
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- £434 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £308 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
363 213 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.21% 8.64% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 100 113
Average daily rate £340 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £158 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.13 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% -6.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.20 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
GSM
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GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

GSM
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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%) TETRA

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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%) TETRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Field Engineer