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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 96 79 70
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs citing GSM 25 47 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.00% 1.92% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.96% 7.16% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £192 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £384 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £309 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +12.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
632 656 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.23% 26.82% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 220 204
Average daily rate £330 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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
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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Slough +6 8 £215 -42.66%
Reading -1 5 - - 3
Newbury -5 2 £90 - 2
Bracknell - - - - 1
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 39 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 30 (62.50%) 4G
3 25 (52.08%) GPRS
4 24 (50.00%) 3G
5 20 (41.67%) 2G
6 18 (37.50%) Network Architecture
7 17 (35.42%) LTE
8 16 (33.33%) UMTS
9 15 (31.25%) WCDMA
10 14 (29.17%) Change Management
10 14 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (29.17%) Performance Monitoring
10 14 (29.17%) Problem Management
11 12 (25.00%) Degree
12 11 (22.92%) MPLS
13 10 (20.83%) Internet
13 10 (20.83%) SDH
14 9 (18.75%) 3GPP
15 8 (16.67%) VoLTE
15 8 (16.67%) CDMA
15 8 (16.67%) Cisco
15 8 (16.67%) IPv6
16 7 (14.58%) DWDM
16 7 (14.58%) Radio Access Network
16 7 (14.58%) Information Management
17 6 (12.50%) Network Design
17 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
17 6 (12.50%) Huawei
17 6 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 6 (12.50%) NGN

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (4.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 30 (62.50%) 4G
2 25 (52.08%) GPRS
3 24 (50.00%) 3G
4 20 (41.67%) 2G
5 17 (35.42%) LTE
6 16 (33.33%) UMTS
7 15 (31.25%) WCDMA
8 11 (22.92%) MPLS
9 10 (20.83%) Internet
9 10 (20.83%) SDH
10 9 (18.75%) 3GPP
11 8 (16.67%) IPv6
11 8 (16.67%) CDMA
11 8 (16.67%) VoLTE
12 7 (14.58%) Radio Access Network
12 7 (14.58%) DWDM
13 6 (12.50%) Firewall
13 6 (12.50%) SONET
13 6 (12.50%) NGN
14 5 (10.42%) Wireless
General
1 39 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Front Office
2 5 (10.42%) Electronics
3 4 (8.33%) Marketing
4 3 (6.25%) Billing
5 1 (2.08%) Finance
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Test Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Architect
2 7 (14.58%) Systems Architect
3 5 (10.42%) Designer
4 3 (6.25%) Network Designer
5 2 (4.17%) Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) 3G Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Senior 3G Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) RF Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) WML
1 4 (8.33%) XML
1 4 (8.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Handset
3 1 (2.08%) Statistics
3 1 (2.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Network Architecture
2 14 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
2 14 (29.17%) Performance Monitoring
2 14 (29.17%) Change Management
2 14 (29.17%) Problem Management
3 7 (14.58%) Information Management
4 6 (12.50%) Network Design
4 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.33%) Resource Management
6 3 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.17%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Network Planning
7 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Network Management
7 2 (4.17%) Time Management
8 1 (2.08%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.08%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.08%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.08%) CNA
4 1 (2.08%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Cisco
2 6 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 6 (12.50%) Huawei
2 6 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (10.42%) HP
4 4 (8.33%) Juniper
4 4 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle
5 2 (4.17%) SGI
6 1 (2.08%) Sybase
6 1 (2.08%) SAP
6 1 (2.08%) Nokia
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