The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 66 77 65
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.086% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.60% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £240 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £308 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.53% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+31.20% -18.83%
GSM
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
124 166 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.58% 14.26% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 107 62
Median daily rate £425 £415 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -36.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for GSM.

1 11 (100.00%) UMTS
2 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
3 8 (72.73%) Project Management
4 6 (54.55%) 4G
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) 2G
5 5 (45.45%) 3G
6 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Huawei
6 3 (27.27%) LTE
6 3 (27.27%) Nokia Networks
6 3 (27.27%) PMI
6 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
6 3 (27.27%) Ericsson
6 3 (27.27%) Nokia
6 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
6 3 (27.27%) C
6 3 (27.27%) MS Office
6 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (27.27%) Dependency Management
6 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (18.18%) Line Management
7 2 (18.18%) MS Project
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
8 1 (9.09%) Logistics
8 1 (9.09%) Degree
8 1 (9.09%) NSN NetAct

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (18.18%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) UMTS
2 6 (54.55%) 4G
3 5 (45.45%) 2G
3 5 (45.45%) 3G
4 3 (27.27%) LTE
4 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Implementation Controller
2 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Acquisition Controller
3 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Rollout Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Site Acquisition Controller
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) PMI
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Dependency Management
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Line Management
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Ericsson
2 3 (27.27%) Huawei
2 3 (27.27%) Nokia
2 3 (27.27%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (9.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (9.09%) Amdocs
3 1 (9.09%) BT
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Siemens