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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £265 £305
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -13.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
13 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.29% 6.52% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 12
Average daily rate £325 £418 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.15% +47.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £223 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £421 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £10.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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