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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 93 105 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -33
Contract jobs citing GSM 27 23 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 0.93% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 3.47% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £115 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £219 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £330 £250
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +32.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-15.58% +8.45%
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
560 662 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.90% 26.81% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 244 229
Average daily rate £325 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 August 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 +7 17 £310 +244.44% 1
Slough +1 5 £225 +4.65% 1
Reading -12 2 £450 - 2
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 44 (69.84%) UMTS
2 41 (65.08%) Telecoms
3 33 (52.38%) LTE
3 33 (52.38%) GPRS
4 32 (50.79%) 3G
5 31 (49.21%) 4G
6 26 (41.27%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (36.51%) Wireless
8 20 (31.75%) 2G
9 19 (30.16%) HP
10 18 (28.57%) Wireshark
11 17 (26.98%) VoLTE
12 16 (25.40%) Diameter Protocol
13 15 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
14 13 (20.63%) RNC
15 12 (19.05%) SLA
16 11 (17.46%) UNIX
16 11 (17.46%) SS7
16 11 (17.46%) Ericsson
16 11 (17.46%) Validation
16 11 (17.46%) Test Management
16 11 (17.46%) Test Planning
16 11 (17.46%) Test Automation
17 9 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
17 9 (14.29%) HSDPA
17 9 (14.29%) CDMA
18 8 (12.70%) Linux
18 8 (12.70%) ISEB
18 8 (12.70%) WiMAX
18 8 (12.70%) SIGTRAN

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 44 (69.84%) UMTS
2 33 (52.38%) GPRS
2 33 (52.38%) LTE
3 32 (50.79%) 3G
4 31 (49.21%) 4G
5 23 (36.51%) Wireless
6 20 (31.75%) 2G
7 18 (28.57%) Wireshark
8 17 (26.98%) VoLTE
9 16 (25.40%) Diameter Protocol
10 13 (20.63%) RNC
11 11 (17.46%) SS7
12 9 (14.29%) HSDPA
12 9 (14.29%) CDMA
12 9 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
13 8 (12.70%) WiMAX
13 8 (12.70%) SIGTRAN
14 7 (11.11%) 3GPP
15 6 (9.52%) VoIP
15 6 (9.52%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) LabVIEW
General
1 41 (65.08%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Billing
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.59%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Tester
2 15 (23.81%) Technical Tester
3 13 (20.63%) Test Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) RF Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Radio Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 1 (1.59%) OSS Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.59%) CS Core Engineer
8 1 (1.59%) OSS Architect
8 1 (1.59%) RAN Engineer
8 1 (1.59%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Handset
2 2 (3.17%) Statistics
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) UNIX
2 8 (12.70%) Linux
3 7 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (17.46%) Validation
2 11 (17.46%) Test Management
2 11 (17.46%) Test Automation
2 11 (17.46%) Test Planning
3 7 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 5 (7.94%) Network Planning
4 5 (7.94%) Test Scripting
4 5 (7.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.76%) Supplier Management
5 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.76%) UML
5 3 (4.76%) OO
5 3 (4.76%) CRM
5 3 (4.76%) OOD
6 2 (3.17%) Project Management
6 2 (3.17%) Network Design
6 2 (3.17%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) C
2 3 (4.76%) C++
2 3 (4.76%) Embedded C
2 3 (4.76%) Embedded C++
3 2 (3.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) ISEB
2 5 (7.94%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.59%) HNC
4 1 (1.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) NDS
Systems Management
1 26 (41.27%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.35%) Netcool
3 2 (3.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 2 (3.17%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (30.16%) HP
2 11 (17.46%) Ericsson
3 7 (11.11%) Nokia
4 6 (9.52%) Huawei
5 3 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (4.76%) Sybase
6 2 (3.17%) Oracle
6 2 (3.17%) Actix
6 2 (3.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.59%) Nortel
7 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.59%) Infovista
Reading
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago