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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 111 96 71
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -25
Contract jobs citing GSM 13 35 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.52% 1.36% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 5.52% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -8.38%
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
644 634 996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.52% 24.62% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 212 245
Average daily rate £338 £335 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 41 28
Average hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 8 - - 1
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 30 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 22 (56.41%) UMTS
3 20 (51.28%) Degree
4 19 (48.72%) LTE
5 18 (46.15%) GPRS
6 16 (41.03%) 4G
7 13 (33.33%) WCDMA
7 13 (33.33%) 3G
8 9 (23.08%) Wireless
8 9 (23.08%) 2G
9 8 (20.51%) QA
9 8 (20.51%) HTTP
9 8 (20.51%) VoLTE
10 7 (17.95%) 3GPP
10 7 (17.95%) CDMA
10 7 (17.95%) Marketing
10 7 (17.95%) Network Design
11 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
11 6 (15.38%) Information Management
11 6 (15.38%) SLA
11 6 (15.38%) Internet
11 6 (15.38%) Ericsson
12 5 (12.82%) INAP
12 5 (12.82%) HP
12 5 (12.82%) Network Planning
12 5 (12.82%) Electronics
12 5 (12.82%) Radio Access Network
13 4 (10.26%) Network Architecture
13 4 (10.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 4 (10.26%) Smart Meter

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (56.41%) UMTS
2 19 (48.72%) LTE
3 18 (46.15%) GPRS
4 16 (41.03%) 4G
5 13 (33.33%) WCDMA
5 13 (33.33%) 3G
6 9 (23.08%) Wireless
6 9 (23.08%) 2G
7 8 (20.51%) HTTP
7 8 (20.51%) VoLTE
8 7 (17.95%) 3GPP
8 7 (17.95%) CDMA
9 6 (15.38%) Internet
10 5 (12.82%) INAP
10 5 (12.82%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (10.26%) IPv6
11 4 (10.26%) SSL
11 4 (10.26%) DAB
11 4 (10.26%) ISUP
11 4 (10.26%) SCCP
General
1 30 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.95%) Marketing
3 5 (12.82%) Electronics
4 3 (7.69%) Billing
5 2 (5.13%) Finance
6 1 (2.56%) Legal
6 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Systems Architect
1 6 (15.38%) Architect
2 5 (12.82%) Test Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Designer
3 4 (10.26%) Network Designer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) 3G Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Network Performance Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior 3G Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.56%) Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Radio Network Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) RF Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) WAP
1 4 (10.26%) XML
1 4 (10.26%) WML
2 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Smart Meter
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Statistics
3 2 (5.13%) DTV
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Handset
4 1 (2.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Solaris
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Network Design
2 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 6 (15.38%) Information Management
3 5 (12.82%) Network Planning
4 4 (10.26%) Network Architecture
4 4 (10.26%) Resource Management
4 4 (10.26%) Project Management
5 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.69%) Time Management
5 3 (7.69%) Validation
5 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.13%) Network Management
6 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Change Management
6 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.56%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
1 2 (5.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) CNA
3 2 (5.13%) Novell Certification
4 1 (2.56%) HNC
4 1 (2.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
2 6 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Ericsson
2 5 (12.82%) HP
3 4 (10.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco
3 4 (10.26%) Nokia
4 3 (7.69%) Huawei
5 2 (5.13%) SGI
6 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.56%) Siemens
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Nortel
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
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