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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 198 196 209
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing GSM 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.088% 0.070% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.58% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£388 £285 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.96% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £285 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £285 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £263 £308
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
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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
732 685 824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.83% 11.95% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 481 540
Average daily rate £417 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.48% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 42
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £38.10 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

GSM Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Advertising
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) PSTN
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (14.29%) PABX
3 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (14.29%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) WFM
3 1 (14.29%) SDH
3 1 (14.29%) UMTS
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) PSTN
2 1 (14.29%) SDH
2 1 (14.29%) UMTS
2 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (14.29%) MPLS
2 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
2 1 (14.29%) RNC
2 1 (14.29%) PABX
2 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (14.29%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (14.29%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Use Case
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Development
2 1 (14.29%) WFM
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks