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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - 24
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £150 £260
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -42.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +13.07%
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
21 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.88% 18.32% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 8
Median daily rate £325 £400 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +55.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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