The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 62 60 68
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing GSM 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.06% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.66% 2.22% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £273 £240
% change year-on-year
+22.47% +13.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.41% -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
GSM
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
159 90 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.66% 11.92% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 35 62
Average daily rate £335 £278 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.72% -13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £188 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 45
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

GSM
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

GSM Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

GSM
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 21 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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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
Cambridge -14 2 £375 - 1
Peterborough - - - - 1
GSM
East of England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 13 (76.47%) Bluetooth
1 13 (76.47%) Electronics
2 12 (70.59%) ZigBee
3 9 (52.94%) Wireless
4 8 (47.06%) C
4 8 (47.06%) 3G
5 7 (41.18%) 2G
6 6 (35.29%) Embedded C
7 5 (29.41%) EMC
7 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
7 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
8 4 (23.53%) C++
9 3 (17.65%) GPRS
9 3 (17.65%) Embedded C++
9 3 (17.65%) Validation
10 2 (11.76%) Python
10 2 (11.76%) Firmware
10 2 (11.76%) TETRA
10 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
11 1 (5.88%) OO
11 1 (5.88%) OOD
11 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
11 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
11 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
11 1 (5.88%) Internet
11 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
11 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (5.88%) WiMAX

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 13 (76.47%) Bluetooth
2 12 (70.59%) ZigBee
3 9 (52.94%) Wireless
4 8 (47.06%) 3G
5 7 (41.18%) 2G
6 3 (17.65%) GPRS
7 2 (11.76%) TETRA
8 1 (5.88%) WiMAX
8 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.88%) Internet
8 1 (5.88%) LTE
General
1 13 (76.47%) Electronics
2 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Electronics Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) EMC Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) EMC Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Validation
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C
2 6 (35.29%) Embedded C
3 4 (23.53%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded C++
5 2 (11.76%) Python
6 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) EMC
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