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 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 34 33
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk - 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.76% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £280 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -32.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £264 £273
% change year-on-year
+18.48% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
21 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.42% 10.61% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 27
Average daily rate £450 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% +1.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.48 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.95%

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