The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk - - 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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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 Suffolk region.

Communications & Networking Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
24 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.06% 6.67% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 20
Average daily rate £325 £450 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GSM across the Suffolk region.

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk