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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - 22
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £255 £261
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% +2.85%
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
16 34 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.81% 15.11% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 7
Average daily rate £375 £400 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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