The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 30 March 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)
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 94 78
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds - 0.069% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.62% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Median daily rate - £130 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £253 £260
% change year-on-year +42.57% -2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £41.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -13.93% +14.58%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 116 161 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 11.43% 11.19% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 105 113
Median daily rate £425 £363 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +14.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.10 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.02% -65.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in Leeds

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in Leeds