The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Cambridge 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 44 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.22% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 1.69% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £274
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +13.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 59 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.76% 14.90% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 51
Average daily rate £325 £285 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 32
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
GSM
Cambridgeshire

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 11 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (50.00%) GPRS
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (50.00%) Internet of Things

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1 (50.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (50.00%) GPRS
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) ZigBee
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
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