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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 105 93 104
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing GSM 16 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.63% 1.33% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.82% 4.91% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 4
Average daily rate £388 £283 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.16% -27.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £126 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £365 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £265 £305
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -13.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
568 733 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.35% 27.03% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 324 233
Average daily rate £363 £325 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £201 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +51.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bracknell - 3 - -
Reading -7 2 - - 1
Newbury -8 1 £225 -22.41%
Slough - 1 £325 - 1
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (73.08%) Telecoms
2 13 (50.00%) GPRS
2 13 (50.00%) WCDMA
3 10 (38.46%) UMTS
3 10 (38.46%) Unix
4 9 (34.62%) SLA
5 8 (30.77%) LTE
5 8 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
6 7 (26.92%) Solaris
6 7 (26.92%) CDMA
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle
6 7 (26.92%) Sybase
6 7 (26.92%) SS7
7 6 (23.08%) 3G
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
7 6 (23.08%) Network Planning
7 6 (23.08%) 4G
8 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
8 5 (19.23%) NGN
8 5 (19.23%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) 2G
8 5 (19.23%) VoIP
8 5 (19.23%) MGCP
8 5 (19.23%) H.323
9 4 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (11.54%) SDLC
10 3 (11.54%) HSPA
10 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP EHS
1 1 (3.85%) SAP GTS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) GPRS
1 13 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 10 (38.46%) UMTS
3 8 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (30.77%) LTE
4 7 (26.92%) CDMA
4 7 (26.92%) SS7
5 6 (23.08%) 3G
5 6 (23.08%) 4G
6 5 (19.23%) 2G
6 5 (19.23%) H.323
6 5 (19.23%) MGCP
6 5 (19.23%) NGN
6 5 (19.23%) VoIP
7 3 (11.54%) HSPA
7 3 (11.54%) MPLS
8 2 (7.69%) WiMAX
9 1 (3.85%) HSDPA
9 1 (3.85%) Wireless
9 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (73.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Service Manager
1 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Support
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Core Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL Manager
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL Service Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Services Delivery Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Telecoms Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Network Support
4 3 (11.54%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Unix
2 7 (26.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
1 6 (23.08%) Network Planning
1 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (11.54%) SDLC
3 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Defect Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITSM
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Test Management
4 1 (3.85%) Test Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Netcool
1 3 (11.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
1 7 (26.92%) Sybase
2 2 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Huawei
2 2 (7.69%) Infovista
3 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.85%) Nokia
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
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