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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 84 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Contract jobs citing GSM 31 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.23% 0.61% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 2.75% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 7
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£150 £175 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -43.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £175 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £260 £309
% change year-on-year
-42.30% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -13.33%
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
640 581 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.34% 22.31% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 199 184
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 16
Average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 May 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 28 May 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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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
Newbury +1 7 £175 - 2
Reading +5 4 - - 1
Slough +1 1 £208 - 4
Bracknell - 1 - -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 69 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 61 (66.30%) UMTS
3 60 (65.22%) 4G
4 52 (56.52%) 3G
5 49 (53.26%) LTE
6 44 (47.83%) Wireless
7 38 (41.30%) 2G
8 27 (29.35%) Ericsson
9 26 (28.26%) GPRS
9 26 (28.26%) HP Quality Center
10 25 (27.17%) WiMAX
11 24 (26.09%) Radio Access Network
12 23 (25.00%) Network Planning
12 23 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (21.74%) SDH
14 19 (20.65%) C
14 19 (20.65%) SS7
14 19 (20.65%) VoLTE
15 18 (19.57%) HP
15 18 (19.57%) SIGTRAN
16 17 (18.48%) HSPA
16 17 (18.48%) CDMA2000
16 17 (18.48%) MPLS
16 17 (18.48%) DSL
16 17 (18.48%) GPON
17 16 (17.39%) SLA
17 16 (17.39%) Huawei
18 15 (16.30%) TCP/IP
19 12 (13.04%) Project Management
19 12 (13.04%) Actix

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 61 (66.30%) UMTS
2 60 (65.22%) 4G
3 52 (56.52%) 3G
4 49 (53.26%) LTE
5 44 (47.83%) Wireless
6 38 (41.30%) 2G
7 26 (28.26%) GPRS
8 25 (27.17%) WiMAX
9 24 (26.09%) Radio Access Network
10 23 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (21.74%) SDH
12 19 (20.65%) SS7
12 19 (20.65%) VoLTE
13 18 (19.57%) SIGTRAN
14 17 (18.48%) HSPA
14 17 (18.48%) CDMA2000
14 17 (18.48%) MPLS
14 17 (18.48%) DSL
14 17 (18.48%) GPON
15 15 (16.30%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) LabVIEW
General
1 69 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.70%) Billing
3 2 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Back Office
4 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (17.39%) Test Engineer
2 9 (9.78%) Radio Engineer
2 9 (9.78%) Tester
3 7 (7.61%) Wireless Engineer
4 6 (6.52%) Design Engineer
5 4 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (2.17%) Coordinator
7 2 (2.17%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 2 (2.17%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (2.17%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.17%) Ericsson Engineer
7 2 (2.17%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (2.17%) RF Engineer
7 2 (2.17%) Project Coordinator
8 1 (1.09%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (1.09%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (1.09%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (1.09%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.26%) Handset
2 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.61%) Linux
2 3 (3.26%) UNIX
3 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.09%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.09%) Windows
3 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) Network Planning
2 12 (13.04%) Project Management
3 10 (10.87%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (8.70%) Test Scripting
4 8 (8.70%) Network Design
4 8 (8.70%) Logistics
4 8 (8.70%) Software Testing
4 8 (8.70%) Network Architecture
5 7 (7.61%) CRM
6 6 (6.52%) OOD
6 6 (6.52%) UML
6 6 (6.52%) OO
6 6 (6.52%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.26%) System Testing
7 3 (3.26%) Test Automation
8 2 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.17%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (2.17%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.17%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.65%) C
2 6 (6.52%) C++
2 6 (6.52%) Embedded C
2 6 (6.52%) Embedded C++
3 1 (1.09%) Python
3 1 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) ISEB
2 5 (5.43%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.09%) HNC
4 1 (1.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.39%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) NDS
Systems Management
1 26 (28.26%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (9.78%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 27 (29.35%) Ericsson
2 18 (19.57%) HP
3 16 (17.39%) Huawei
4 12 (13.04%) Actix
5 7 (7.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (6.52%) Nokia
7 3 (3.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (3.26%) SAP
8 2 (2.17%) Cisco
8 2 (2.17%) Nortel
8 2 (2.17%) Cramer
9 1 (1.09%) NetHawk
9 1 (1.09%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.09%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.09%) Sybase
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