The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 22 -
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 1.50% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 18.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £280 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £256 £261 £260
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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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 Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
32 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.68% 8.27% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 9
Average daily rate £425 £260 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% +55.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £320 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire