The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 109 86 56
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -30
Contract jobs citing GSM 22 33 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.77% 1.35% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 5.08% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 20
Average daily rate £175 £270 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +3.67%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
651 650 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.66% 26.52% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 203 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 20 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
GSM
South East

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 12 - - 2
Newbury -5 4 £175 -35.18% 3
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (69.39%) Telecoms
2 24 (48.98%) 3G
3 22 (44.90%) 2G
4 18 (36.73%) LTE
4 18 (36.73%) 4G
5 15 (30.61%) Network Architecture
5 15 (30.61%) Change Management
6 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 14 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 14 (28.57%) UMTS
7 13 (26.53%) SDH
8 11 (22.45%) MPLS
9 10 (20.41%) ATM
10 8 (16.33%) GPRS
10 8 (16.33%) Internet
11 7 (14.29%) WCDMA
11 7 (14.29%) Ethernet
11 7 (14.29%) SLA
11 7 (14.29%) Oracle
11 7 (14.29%) NGN
12 6 (12.24%) Degree
12 6 (12.24%) Huawei
12 6 (12.24%) SONET
12 6 (12.24%) DWDM
13 5 (10.20%) VPN
13 5 (10.20%) Broadband
13 5 (10.20%) Front Office
13 5 (10.20%) Validation
13 5 (10.20%) Radio Access Network

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (4.08%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.98%) 3G
2 22 (44.90%) 2G
3 18 (36.73%) LTE
3 18 (36.73%) 4G
4 14 (28.57%) UMTS
5 13 (26.53%) SDH
6 11 (22.45%) MPLS
7 10 (20.41%) ATM
8 8 (16.33%) GPRS
8 8 (16.33%) Internet
9 7 (14.29%) WCDMA
9 7 (14.29%) Ethernet
9 7 (14.29%) NGN
10 6 (12.24%) SONET
10 6 (12.24%) DWDM
11 5 (10.20%) VPN
11 5 (10.20%) Broadband
11 5 (10.20%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (8.16%) HSPA
12 4 (8.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
General
1 34 (69.39%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Front Office
3 4 (8.16%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (12.24%) Architect
2 5 (10.20%) Network Manager
2 5 (10.20%) Test Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Strategy Manager
3 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.12%) OSS Architect
4 3 (6.12%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Domain Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Designer
5 2 (4.08%) Senior Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Consultant
5 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) UNIX Support
6 1 (2.04%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Economics
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) UNIX
2 2 (4.08%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) Solaris
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Change Management
1 15 (30.61%) Network Architecture
2 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 14 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 14 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.20%) Validation
4 4 (8.16%) Business Continuity
4 4 (8.16%) Matrix Management
4 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
4 4 (8.16%) Integration Testing
5 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.12%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.08%) OO
6 2 (4.08%) OOD
6 2 (4.08%) Benchmarking
7 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL
7 1 (2.04%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) C
1 2 (4.08%) C++
1 2 (4.08%) SQL
1 2 (4.08%) Embedded C
1 2 (4.08%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Postgraduate
3 2 (4.08%) HND
4 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle
2 6 (12.24%) Huawei
3 4 (8.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (8.16%) Siebel
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco
3 4 (8.16%) Juniper
3 4 (8.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (8.16%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.04%) NetCracker
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) Sybase