The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - 20
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £260 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.17% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £32.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+24.61% -15.58%
GSM
West Midlands

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
29 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.83% 15.48% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 6
Median daily rate £320 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £438 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £12.35 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+272.46% +30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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