The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 29 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)
England > North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 153 145
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.93% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
North West median daily rate - £268 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.48%  
England median daily rate £350 £275 £258
% change year-on-year +27.27% +6.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 466 569 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.76% 15.14% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 679 744
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +25.00%  
10th Percentile £163 £263 £200
90th Percentile £528 £525 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 58 108
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -20.00%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £12.30
90th Percentile £168.75 £45.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.21% +24.44%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing GSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in the North West

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in the North West

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in the North West