The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 74 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 1.00% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 8.43% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £348 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £261 £268
% change year-on-year
+20.57% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
113 83 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.24% 11.87% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 40 54
Average daily rate £400 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.14% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £164 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -61.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GSM across the Bristol region.

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Bristol region.

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 9 (81.82%) GPRS
2 9 (81.82%) UMTS
2 9 (81.82%) LTE
3 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) WCDMA
4 5 (45.45%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Electronics
5 4 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (36.36%) SMS
6 3 (27.27%) SLA
6 3 (27.27%) ISEB
6 3 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (27.27%) 4G
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (18.18%) Line Management
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
7 2 (18.18%) WFM
7 2 (18.18%) RNC
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Ericsson
7 2 (18.18%) SDH
7 2 (18.18%) C
7 2 (18.18%) ATM
7 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
7 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 2 (18.18%) Validation
8 1 (9.09%) Anite
8 1 (9.09%) 2G
8 1 (9.09%) Service Management

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) GPRS
1 9 (81.82%) UMTS
1 9 (81.82%) LTE
2 6 (54.55%) WCDMA
3 4 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (36.36%) SMS
4 3 (27.27%) 4G
5 2 (18.18%) RNC
5 2 (18.18%) SDH
5 2 (18.18%) ATM
5 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
6 1 (9.09%) 2G
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) IPsec
6 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 1 (9.09%) Bluetooth
6 1 (9.09%) DHCP
6 1 (9.09%) 3G
6 1 (9.09%) UTRAN
6 1 (9.09%) SS7
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 5 (45.45%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Integration Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Line Management
2 2 (18.18%) WFM
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (18.18%) Ericsson
3 1 (9.09%) Anite
3 1 (9.09%) Huawei