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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 64 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing GSM 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.35% 1.28% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.68% 14.71% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £345 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
112 68 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.07% 8.72% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 31 37
Average daily rate £375 £278 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +33.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.80% +9.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (91.67%) UMTS
3 8 (66.67%) GPRS
3 8 (66.67%) LTE
4 6 (50.00%) Degree
4 6 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (50.00%) WCDMA
5 5 (41.67%) SLA
5 5 (41.67%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (41.67%) Electronics
6 4 (33.33%) WFM
6 4 (33.33%) RNC
6 4 (33.33%) Line Management
6 4 (33.33%) ATM
6 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
6 4 (33.33%) SDH
6 4 (33.33%) SMS
6 4 (33.33%) Ericsson
7 3 (25.00%) ISEB
7 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (25.00%) 4G
8 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (16.67%) Validation
8 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 1 (8.33%) IPsec
9 1 (8.33%) Service Management
9 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 1 (8.33%) Anite

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) UMTS
2 8 (66.67%) GPRS
2 8 (66.67%) LTE
3 6 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (50.00%) WCDMA
4 4 (33.33%) RNC
4 4 (33.33%) ATM
4 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 4 (33.33%) SDH
4 4 (33.33%) SMS
5 3 (25.00%) 4G
6 1 (8.33%) IPsec
6 1 (8.33%) 2G
6 1 (8.33%) 3G
6 1 (8.33%) UTRAN
6 1 (8.33%) SS7
6 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (8.33%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) MVNO
6 1 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
General
1 12 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (41.67%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Field Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) WFM
2 4 (33.33%) Line Management
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (8.33%) Anite
3 1 (8.33%) Huawei
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