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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 25 -
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.68% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 7.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £260 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £263 £308
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -20.00%
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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
36 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.45% 9.59% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 9
Average daily rate £400 £255 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £127 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £259 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -33.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £13.50 £21.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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