The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 119 104 107
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing GSM 6 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.25% 0.54% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 2.22% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £425 £180 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.11% +2.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £263
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.12% +22.50%
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
557 586 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.39% 24.36% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 237 213
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.75 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 4 - -
Slough +4 1 £425 +88.88%
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for GSM.

1 12 (80.00%) UMTS
2 11 (73.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (53.33%) WCDMA
3 8 (53.33%) GPRS
4 7 (46.67%) Unix
4 7 (46.67%) CDMA
4 7 (46.67%) Sybase
4 7 (46.67%) SLA
5 6 (40.00%) SS7
5 6 (40.00%) VoIP
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 6 (40.00%) Solaris
5 6 (40.00%) 4G
5 6 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
6 5 (33.33%) LTE
6 5 (33.33%) 3G
6 5 (33.33%) H.323
6 5 (33.33%) MGCP
6 5 (33.33%) NGN
7 4 (26.67%) 2G
7 4 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (26.67%) VoWiFi
7 4 (26.67%) VoLTE
8 3 (20.00%) Huawei
8 3 (20.00%) UTRAN
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 2 (13.33%) 3GPP
9 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
9 2 (13.33%) Network Planning

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) UMTS
2 8 (53.33%) GPRS
2 8 (53.33%) WCDMA
3 7 (46.67%) CDMA
4 6 (40.00%) 4G
4 6 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (40.00%) SS7
4 6 (40.00%) VoIP
5 5 (33.33%) 3G
5 5 (33.33%) H.323
5 5 (33.33%) LTE
5 5 (33.33%) MGCP
5 5 (33.33%) NGN
6 4 (26.67%) 2G
6 4 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (26.67%) VoLTE
6 4 (26.67%) VoWiFi
7 3 (20.00%) UTRAN
8 2 (13.33%) 3GPP
9 1 (6.67%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (73.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Core Network Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Radio Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3G Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) GSM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) HTML5
1 1 (6.67%) WebRTC
1 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Unix
2 6 (40.00%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Network Planning
1 2 (13.33%) Presales
1 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Network Design
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Sybase
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Huawei
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Ericsson
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Nokia