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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 106 108 71
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -37
Contract jobs citing GSM 20 20 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 0.78% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.05% 3.41% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 13
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£350 £344 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £389 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £261 £268
% change year-on-year
+20.57% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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
656 587 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.76% 22.78% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 227 233
Average daily rate £350 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 36
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Reading +24 11 £450 - 1
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 33 (76.74%) Telecoms
2 22 (51.16%) UMTS
3 20 (46.51%) LTE
3 20 (46.51%) 4G
4 16 (37.21%) GPRS
4 16 (37.21%) 3G
5 15 (34.88%) Degree
6 12 (27.91%) 2G
7 11 (25.58%) HTTP
8 10 (23.26%) WCDMA
8 10 (23.26%) Wireless
9 9 (20.93%) QA
10 8 (18.60%) SLA
10 8 (18.60%) INAP
11 7 (16.28%) SCCP
11 7 (16.28%) HP
11 7 (16.28%) 3GPP
11 7 (16.28%) UNIX
12 6 (13.95%) VoLTE
12 6 (13.95%) CDMA
12 6 (13.95%) Cisco
12 6 (13.95%) Ericsson
13 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
13 5 (11.63%) Internet
13 5 (11.63%) Megaco
13 5 (11.63%) DNS
13 5 (11.63%) Ethernet
13 5 (11.63%) VoIP
13 5 (11.63%) Solaris
13 5 (11.63%) Linux

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (51.16%) UMTS
2 20 (46.51%) LTE
2 20 (46.51%) 4G
3 16 (37.21%) GPRS
3 16 (37.21%) 3G
4 12 (27.91%) 2G
5 11 (25.58%) HTTP
6 10 (23.26%) WCDMA
6 10 (23.26%) Wireless
7 8 (18.60%) INAP
8 7 (16.28%) SCCP
8 7 (16.28%) 3GPP
9 6 (13.95%) VoLTE
9 6 (13.95%) CDMA
10 5 (11.63%) Internet
10 5 (11.63%) Megaco
10 5 (11.63%) DNS
10 5 (11.63%) Ethernet
10 5 (11.63%) VoIP
11 4 (9.30%) M3UA
General
1 33 (76.74%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.63%) Marketing
2 5 (11.63%) Electronics
3 2 (4.65%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Billing
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Test Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Architect
3 4 (9.30%) Systems Architect
3 4 (9.30%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Designer
5 2 (4.65%) Network Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Network Designer
6 1 (2.33%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Network Performance Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Radio Network Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) WML
1 4 (9.30%) SOAP
1 4 (9.30%) XML
1 4 (9.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) DTV
3 1 (2.33%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.33%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (2.33%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) UNIX
2 5 (11.63%) Solaris
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.30%) Information Management
1 4 (9.30%) Network Planning
1 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
1 4 (9.30%) Resource Management
1 4 (9.30%) Project Management
2 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
2 3 (6.98%) Network Architecture
2 3 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (6.98%) Validation
3 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
3 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
3 2 (4.65%) Network Design
3 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
3 2 (4.65%) Change Management
4 1 (2.33%) BPR
4 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) SQL
1 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) CNA
4 1 (2.33%) Novell Certification
4 1 (2.33%) HNC
4 1 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
2 8 (18.60%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) HP
2 6 (13.95%) Cisco
2 6 (13.95%) Ericsson
3 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (9.30%) Nokia
5 3 (6.98%) Huawei
6 2 (4.65%) Cramer
6 2 (4.65%) Nortel
7 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.33%) Siemens
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (2.33%) SAP
7 1 (2.33%) Comverse
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