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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 60 67 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing GSM 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.92% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 2.33% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £39.50 £31.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.41% -34.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.00 £41.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £31.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -8.38%
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
176 86 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.22% 11.48% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 36 36
Average daily rate £330 £285 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 15 41
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -4 2 £375 - 2
Peterborough - - - -
GSM
East of England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 10 (83.33%) ZigBee
2 9 (75.00%) Bluetooth
2 9 (75.00%) Wireless
2 9 (75.00%) Electronics
3 8 (66.67%) 3G
3 8 (66.67%) C
4 7 (58.33%) 2G
5 6 (50.00%) Embedded C
6 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
6 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (33.33%) C++
8 3 (25.00%) GPRS
8 3 (25.00%) Embedded C++
8 3 (25.00%) EMC
9 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (8.33%) WiMAX
10 1 (8.33%) LTE
10 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
10 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (8.33%) Marketing
10 1 (8.33%) Validation
10 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
10 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
10 1 (8.33%) Internet
10 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
10 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
10 1 (8.33%) OO

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 10 (83.33%) ZigBee
2 9 (75.00%) Wireless
2 9 (75.00%) Bluetooth
3 8 (66.67%) 3G
4 7 (58.33%) 2G
5 3 (25.00%) GPRS
6 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (8.33%) Internet
6 1 (8.33%) WiMAX
6 1 (8.33%) LTE
General
1 9 (75.00%) Electronics
2 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) EMC Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) EMC Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) OOD
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C
2 6 (50.00%) Embedded C
3 4 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) Embedded C++
5 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) EMC
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