The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bristol region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 64 48 65
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing GSM 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.75% 0.37% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.38% 2.94% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£263 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £274
% change year-on-year
+1.62% +12.32%
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%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
94 68 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.76% 12.43% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 29 45
Average daily rate £400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £39.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +57.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.00 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
GSM
South West

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 31 July 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 14 (93.33%) UMTS
1 14 (93.33%) Telecoms
2 13 (86.67%) GPRS
2 13 (86.67%) LTE
3 11 (73.33%) WCDMA
4 9 (60.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 8 (53.33%) SMS
6 7 (46.67%) Risk Analysis
7 6 (40.00%) Degree
7 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
8 5 (33.33%) Electronics
9 3 (20.00%) ISEB
9 3 (20.00%) ISUP
10 2 (13.33%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
10 2 (13.33%) Agilent
10 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (13.33%) Billing
10 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
10 2 (13.33%) Demand Management
10 2 (13.33%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (13.33%) SCCP
10 2 (13.33%) INAP
10 2 (13.33%) 3GPP
10 2 (13.33%) UNIX
10 2 (13.33%) Linux
10 2 (13.33%) 3G

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (93.33%) UMTS
2 13 (86.67%) GPRS
2 13 (86.67%) LTE
3 11 (73.33%) WCDMA
4 8 (53.33%) SMS
5 3 (20.00%) ISUP
6 2 (13.33%) SCCP
6 2 (13.33%) INAP
6 2 (13.33%) 3G
6 2 (13.33%) SS7
6 2 (13.33%) 3GPP
6 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
6 2 (13.33%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (6.67%) ZigBee
7 1 (6.67%) Bluetooth
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 14 (93.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (13.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Test Engineer
1 11 (73.33%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Demand Management
4 2 (13.33%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Agilent
2 1 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (6.67%) Huawei