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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 65 102 94
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -8
Contract jobs citing GSM 70 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.45% 0.83% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.62% 3.58% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 4 4
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£255 £175 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -39.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £175 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £260 £260
% change year-on-year
-1.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
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
728 643 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.52% 23.15% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 237 211
Average daily rate £300 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Newbury +16 37 £275 +57.14% 1
Reading -7 4 - - 3
Slough -1 2 £208 - 3
Bracknell - 1 - -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 73 (76.84%) Telecoms
2 62 (65.26%) 4G
3 59 (62.11%) UMTS
4 53 (55.79%) 3G
5 51 (53.68%) LTE
6 42 (44.21%) Wireless
7 40 (42.11%) 2G
8 28 (29.47%) Ericsson
9 26 (27.37%) GPRS
9 26 (27.37%) HP Quality Center
10 23 (24.21%) Radio Access Network
10 23 (24.21%) WiMAX
10 23 (24.21%) Network Planning
11 22 (23.16%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (22.11%) SDH
13 19 (20.00%) SS7
13 19 (20.00%) VoLTE
14 18 (18.95%) HP
14 18 (18.95%) C
14 18 (18.95%) SIGTRAN
15 17 (17.89%) Huawei
15 17 (17.89%) MPLS
15 17 (17.89%) DSL
15 17 (17.89%) CDMA2000
15 17 (17.89%) GPON
15 17 (17.89%) HSPA
16 16 (16.84%) SLA
17 14 (14.74%) TCP/IP
18 12 (12.63%) Project Management
18 12 (12.63%) Actix

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 62 (65.26%) 4G
2 59 (62.11%) UMTS
3 53 (55.79%) 3G
4 51 (53.68%) LTE
5 42 (44.21%) Wireless
6 40 (42.11%) 2G
7 26 (27.37%) GPRS
8 23 (24.21%) Radio Access Network
8 23 (24.21%) WiMAX
9 22 (23.16%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (22.11%) SDH
11 19 (20.00%) SS7
11 19 (20.00%) VoLTE
12 18 (18.95%) SIGTRAN
13 17 (17.89%) MPLS
13 17 (17.89%) DSL
13 17 (17.89%) CDMA2000
13 17 (17.89%) GPON
13 17 (17.89%) HSPA
14 14 (14.74%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) LabVIEW
General
1 73 (76.84%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.42%) Billing
3 2 (2.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (16.84%) Test Engineer
2 9 (9.47%) Radio Engineer
3 8 (8.42%) Tester
4 6 (6.32%) Wireless Engineer
4 6 (6.32%) Design Engineer
5 4 (4.21%) Customer Engineer
5 4 (4.21%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Coordinator
6 3 (3.16%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (2.11%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 2 (2.11%) Transmission Engineer
7 2 (2.11%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (2.11%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.11%) Ericsson Engineer
7 2 (2.11%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (2.11%) RF Engineer
7 2 (2.11%) Project Coordinator
8 1 (1.05%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (1.05%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) SOAP
2 1 (1.05%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.11%) Statistics
1 2 (2.11%) Handset
2 1 (1.05%) Internet of Things
2 1 (1.05%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.53%) Linux
2 7 (7.37%) UNIX
3 5 (5.26%) Solaris
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.05%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.05%) Windows
4 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Network Planning
2 12 (12.63%) Project Management
3 9 (9.47%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (8.42%) Network Architecture
4 8 (8.42%) Test Scripting
4 8 (8.42%) Network Design
4 8 (8.42%) Logistics
4 8 (8.42%) Software Testing
5 7 (7.37%) CRM
6 5 (5.26%) UML
6 5 (5.26%) OO
6 5 (5.26%) OOD
6 5 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.16%) System Testing
8 2 (2.11%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (2.11%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.11%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) C
2 5 (5.26%) Embedded C
2 5 (5.26%) Embedded C++
2 5 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (1.05%) Python
3 1 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) ISEB
2 4 (4.21%) Degree
3 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.05%) HNC
4 1 (1.05%) HND
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) NDS
Systems Management
1 26 (27.37%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (9.47%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 28 (29.47%) Ericsson
2 18 (18.95%) HP
3 17 (17.89%) Huawei
4 12 (12.63%) Actix
5 7 (7.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (6.32%) Nokia
7 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (3.16%) Cisco
8 3 (3.16%) SAP
9 2 (2.11%) Cramer
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle
10 1 (1.05%) Sybase
10 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.05%) Nortel
10 1 (1.05%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.05%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.05%) Comverse
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