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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 70 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing GSM 3 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.36% 0.46% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 3.45% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £265 £305
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -13.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
GSM
South West

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
122 116 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.44% 13.33% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 71 38
Average daily rate £350 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £310 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +31.57%
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 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 11 February 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) 3G
1 3 (60.00%) 2G
1 3 (60.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) UMTS
3 1 (20.00%) WCDMA
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) PVCS
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) VC++
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Amdocs
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) 2G
1 3 (60.00%) 3G
1 3 (60.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (40.00%) UMTS
3 1 (20.00%) HSPA
3 1 (20.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) PVCS
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) RF Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) High Availability
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
1 1 (20.00%) VC++
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Actix
1 1 (20.00%) Amdocs
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (20.00%) Nokia
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