The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for GSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 72 76
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 1.09% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 6.25% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £260 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £225
% change year-on-year +27.27% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +15.38% +6.12%  

GSM is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 97 160 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.40% 17.45% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 111 63
Median daily rate £360 £384 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -12.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 21
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +24.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing GSM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in Cheshire

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GSM in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in Cheshire