The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 102 106 97
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing GSM 20 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 0.64% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 2.53% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £183 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £263 £308
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -20.00%
GSM
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
614 632 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.77% 25.29% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 211 198
Average daily rate £325 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 11 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GSM across the Berkshire region.

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

GSM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +5 7 - - 5
Slough 0 3 £225 +4.65% 2
Reading +6 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GSM.

1 73 (76.04%) Telecoms
2 67 (69.79%) UMTS
3 59 (61.46%) 4G
4 53 (55.21%) LTE
5 52 (54.17%) 3G
6 44 (45.83%) Wireless
7 36 (37.50%) 2G
8 35 (36.46%) GPRS
9 29 (30.21%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (29.17%) Ericsson
11 25 (26.04%) WiMAX
12 24 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
12 24 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
12 24 (25.00%) VoLTE
13 23 (23.96%) Network Planning
14 22 (22.92%) HP
15 21 (21.88%) C
16 18 (18.75%) SDH
16 18 (18.75%) HSPA
17 17 (17.71%) GPON
17 17 (17.71%) CDMA2000
17 17 (17.71%) MPLS
17 17 (17.71%) DSL
17 17 (17.71%) SS7
18 16 (16.67%) SLA
18 16 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
19 15 (15.63%) Huawei
20 14 (14.58%) Wireshark
21 13 (13.54%) TCP/IP
22 12 (12.50%) Project Management

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Office
1 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 67 (69.79%) UMTS
2 59 (61.46%) 4G
3 53 (55.21%) LTE
4 52 (54.17%) 3G
5 44 (45.83%) Wireless
6 36 (37.50%) 2G
7 35 (36.46%) GPRS
8 25 (26.04%) WiMAX
9 24 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
9 24 (25.00%) VoLTE
10 18 (18.75%) HSPA
10 18 (18.75%) SDH
11 17 (17.71%) SS7
11 17 (17.71%) CDMA2000
11 17 (17.71%) MPLS
11 17 (17.71%) DSL
11 17 (17.71%) GPON
12 16 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
13 14 (14.58%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) LabVIEW
General
1 73 (76.04%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.33%) Billing
3 2 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (16.67%) Tester
2 14 (14.58%) Test Engineer
3 9 (9.38%) Radio Engineer
4 7 (7.29%) Wireless Engineer
4 7 (7.29%) Technical Tester
5 6 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) Mobile Tester
8 2 (2.08%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) RAN Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.08%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (2.08%) Network Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) RF Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Ericsson Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (2.08%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (1.04%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) SOAP
2 1 (1.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.17%) Statistics
1 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.13%) Handset
3 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.38%) Linux
2 4 (4.17%) UNIX
3 2 (2.08%) Solaris
4 1 (1.04%) Windows
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.04%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) Network Planning
2 12 (12.50%) Project Management
3 11 (11.46%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (8.33%) Network Design
4 8 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 8 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 8 (8.33%) Logistics
4 8 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (7.29%) Software Engineering
5 7 (7.29%) UML
5 7 (7.29%) OO
5 7 (7.29%) CRM
5 7 (7.29%) OOD
5 7 (7.29%) Network Architecture
6 6 (6.25%) Test Management
6 6 (6.25%) Test Planning
6 6 (6.25%) Validation
7 2 (2.08%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.08%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.88%) C
2 7 (7.29%) C++
2 7 (7.29%) Embedded C
2 7 (7.29%) Embedded C++
3 1 (1.04%) Perl
3 1 (1.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) ISEB
2 4 (4.17%) Degree
3 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.04%) HNC
4 1 (1.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) NDS
Systems Management
1 29 (30.21%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (9.38%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (2.08%) Netcool
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Ericsson
2 22 (22.92%) HP
3 15 (15.63%) Huawei
4 12 (12.50%) Actix
5 8 (8.33%) Nokia
6 5 (5.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (3.13%) SAP
8 1 (1.04%) Cisco
8 1 (1.04%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.04%) Nortel
8 1 (1.04%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.04%) NetHawk
8 1 (1.04%) Sybase
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