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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £263
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.12% +22.50%
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 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.80% 19.43% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 4
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 £137 £203 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £454 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £13.50 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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