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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 56 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GSM 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.45% - 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% - 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +16.92%
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
93 180 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.88% 18.02% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 127 74
Median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Median hourly rate £21.06 £17.77 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.52% -1.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £16.01 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 - -
GSM
North West

GSM
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 7 (77.78%) UMTS
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) 4G
3 4 (44.44%) 3G
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) 2G
5 2 (22.22%) Network Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) Dependency Management
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) Node B
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Change Control
6 1 (11.11%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) RNC
6 1 (11.11%) Statistics
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 1 (11.11%) LTE
6 1 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (11.11%) Amdocs

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 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) UMTS
2 5 (55.56%) 4G
3 4 (44.44%) 3G
4 3 (33.33%) 2G
5 1 (11.11%) LTE
5 1 (11.11%) Node B
5 1 (11.11%) RNC
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Implementation Controller
2 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Performance Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Acquisition Controller
4 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 1 (11.11%) Implementation Coordinator
4 1 (11.11%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Site Acquisition Controller
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Dependency Management
2 2 (22.22%) Network Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Amdocs
2 1 (11.11%) Ericsson