The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank - 103 95
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire - 0.21% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.83% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Median daily rate - £275 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +124.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £263 £260
% change year-on-year +37.14% +0.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.00% +11.11%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 183 218 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.65% 11.45% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 129 154
Median daily rate £420 £388 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +20.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £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 7 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.39 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.12% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £21.50 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in West Yorkshire

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in West Yorkshire