The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 201 227 196
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -31
Contract jobs citing GSM 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.042% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.36% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £268 £270
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
749 825 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.76% 11.67% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 531 593
Average daily rate £375 £425 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.33 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% -10.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £39.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

GSM
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) DSL
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Handset
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) Dutch Language
3 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) SDH

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Dutch Language
2 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Handset
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Logistics
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia