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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 66 97 64
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -33
Contract jobs citing GSM 76 31 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.59% 1.10% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.99% 4.77% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 3 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -35.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £175 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £355 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.70%
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
761 650 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.90% 23.16% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 233 190
Average daily rate £300 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

GSM Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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 +12 44 £279 +59.28% 5
Reading -5 7 £111 - 3
Slough -1 2 £208 - 1
Bracknell - - - -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 74 (77.89%) Telecoms
2 61 (64.21%) UMTS
3 58 (61.05%) 4G
4 51 (53.68%) LTE
5 50 (52.63%) 3G
6 44 (46.32%) Wireless
7 38 (40.00%) 2G
8 26 (27.37%) Ericsson
8 26 (27.37%) GPRS
9 25 (26.32%) WiMAX
10 24 (25.26%) Network Planning
10 24 (25.26%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (24.21%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (23.16%) SDH
12 22 (23.16%) Radio Access Network
13 19 (20.00%) VoLTE
13 19 (20.00%) SS7
14 18 (18.95%) CDMA2000
14 18 (18.95%) HP
14 18 (18.95%) C
14 18 (18.95%) HSPA
14 18 (18.95%) SIGTRAN
15 17 (17.89%) GPON
15 17 (17.89%) SLA
15 17 (17.89%) MPLS
15 17 (17.89%) DSL
16 16 (16.84%) Huawei
17 14 (14.74%) Project Management
17 14 (14.74%) TCP/IP
18 11 (11.58%) VoIP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 61 (64.21%) UMTS
2 58 (61.05%) 4G
3 51 (53.68%) LTE
4 50 (52.63%) 3G
5 44 (46.32%) Wireless
6 38 (40.00%) 2G
7 26 (27.37%) GPRS
8 25 (26.32%) WiMAX
9 23 (24.21%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (23.16%) Radio Access Network
10 22 (23.16%) SDH
11 19 (20.00%) SS7
11 19 (20.00%) VoLTE
12 18 (18.95%) HSPA
12 18 (18.95%) SIGTRAN
12 18 (18.95%) CDMA2000
13 17 (17.89%) MPLS
13 17 (17.89%) DSL
13 17 (17.89%) GPON
14 14 (14.74%) TCP/IP
General
1 74 (77.89%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.42%) Billing
3 3 (3.16%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Finance
4 1 (1.05%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (14.74%) Test Engineer
2 9 (9.47%) Radio Engineer
3 8 (8.42%) Tester
4 7 (7.37%) Design Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Wireless Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Telecoms Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Customer Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.16%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Transmission Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Mobile Tester
8 2 (2.11%) Ericsson Engineer
8 2 (2.11%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.11%) Network Engineer
8 2 (2.11%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.11%) Project Coordinator
9 1 (1.05%) Technical Support Engineer
9 1 (1.05%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (1.05%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (1.05%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) SOAP
2 1 (1.05%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.11%) Handset
1 2 (2.11%) Statistics
1 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.05%) DTV
2 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.05%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.05%) Internet of Things
2 1 (1.05%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.53%) Linux
2 7 (7.37%) UNIX
3 5 (5.26%) Solaris
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.05%) Windows
4 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.05%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.26%) Network Planning
2 14 (14.74%) Project Management
3 9 (9.47%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (8.42%) Software Testing
4 8 (8.42%) Test Scripting
4 8 (8.42%) Logistics
4 8 (8.42%) Network Design
5 7 (7.37%) CRM
6 6 (6.32%) Network Architecture
7 5 (5.26%) OOD
7 5 (5.26%) UML
7 5 (5.26%) OO
7 5 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.16%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.11%) Change Management
9 2 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.11%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (2.11%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.11%) Test Automation
10 1 (1.05%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) C
2 5 (5.26%) C++
2 5 (5.26%) Embedded C
2 5 (5.26%) Embedded C++
3 1 (1.05%) Perl
3 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) ISEB
2 7 (7.37%) Degree
3 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) HNC
4 1 (1.05%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.89%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) NDS
Systems Management
1 24 (25.26%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (8.42%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 26 (27.37%) Ericsson
2 18 (18.95%) HP
3 16 (16.84%) Huawei
4 11 (11.58%) Actix
5 8 (8.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (6.32%) Nokia
7 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.16%) SAP
8 3 (3.16%) Cisco
9 2 (2.11%) Nortel
9 2 (2.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (2.11%) Cramer
10 1 (1.05%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.05%) Comverse
10 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle
10 1 (1.05%) Sybase
10 1 (1.05%) TIBCO
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