The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 55 48 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.20% 0.42% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 1.69% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
-22.96% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £38.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +8.45%
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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 Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
82 118 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.63% 24.89% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 20
Average daily rate £275 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £153 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £405 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 11
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -19.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

GSM
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (100.00%) SMPP
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 8583
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) WF
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (100.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SMPP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) WF
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 8583