The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 75 77 72
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing GSM 10 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.82% 0.46% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.09% 3.23% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£450 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
+33.50% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.45% +1.42%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
141 155 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.55% 14.18% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 71 63
Average daily rate £330 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £237 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 14
Average hourly rate £12.75 £31.49 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.50% +59.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £190.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

GSM
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Amersham - - - -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 9 (90.00%) UMTS
1 9 (90.00%) LTE
2 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (60.00%) 2G
3 6 (60.00%) 3G
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (50.00%) MS Access
4 5 (50.00%) GPRS
4 5 (50.00%) Business Objects
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) 4G
6 3 (30.00%) Greenplum
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) Mapinfo
6 3 (30.00%) Netcool
6 3 (30.00%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (20.00%) Network Design
7 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) Logistics
7 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (20.00%) VBA
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) Validation
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (10.00%) Service Management
8 1 (10.00%) Firewall
8 1 (10.00%) Mathematics

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) UMTS
1 9 (90.00%) LTE
2 6 (60.00%) 3G
2 6 (60.00%) 2G
3 5 (50.00%) GPRS
4 4 (40.00%) 4G
5 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MS Access
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) RF Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Transmission Planning Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VBA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Netcool
1 3 (30.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (30.00%) Mapinfo
2 3 (30.00%) Greenplum
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Computacenter