Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for GSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GSM over the 6 months to 23 July 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 192
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median daily rate - - £450
UK median daily rate £350 £275 £260
% change year-on-year +27.27% +5.77% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11% +15.20%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 476 935 662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.30% 16.94% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 489 294
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -0.91%
10th Percentile £163 £223 £140
90th Percentile £463 £450 £455
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 49 30
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +37.13% +45.85%
10th Percentile £15.01 £14.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £48.08 £44.80 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing GSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in Scotland

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in Scotland

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in Scotland