The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Staffordshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - 33
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £274
% change year-on-year
+1.62% +12.32%
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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
15 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.82% 10.17% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 17
Average daily rate £255 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £625 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £23.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
GSM
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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

GSM
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer
2 1 (50.00%) Degree

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Nortel
1 1 (50.00%) Cramer