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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 48 40 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing GSM 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.41% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.75% 4.76% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
+32.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 £31.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.41% -27.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.45% +1.42%
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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
114 42 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.55% 11.38% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 17 42
Average daily rate £325 £235 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -25.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 10 34
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.69 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £32.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) Bluetooth
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) ZigBee
2 1 (33.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) GPRS
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Bluetooth
1 2 (66.67%) ZigBee
2 1 (33.33%) GPRS
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (33.33%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) EMC