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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 152 195 199
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +4
Contract jobs citing GSM 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.060% 0.092% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.71% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £500 £388 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +35.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £150 £263
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
GSM
London

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
448 707 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.52% 13.03% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 525 507
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £248 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 City of London region with a requirement for GSM.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) QMS
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) LTE
1 1 (50.00%) Product Management
1 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) AirWatch

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) LTE
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Compliance Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Mobility Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Product Management
1 1 (50.00%) QMS
1 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft