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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 199 216 211
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.13% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 1.02% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Average daily rate
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- £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £250 £261
% change year-on-year
+26.50% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -5.33%
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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
806 879 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.75% 12.22% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 588 684
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 43
Average hourly rate £19.75 £36.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.51% +76.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.58 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 16 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (75.00%) UMTS
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) 2G
2 2 (50.00%) ATM
2 2 (50.00%) SDH
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
3 1 (25.00%) B2B
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) Logistics
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) Product Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) UMTS
2 2 (50.00%) ATM
2 2 (50.00%) SDH
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) 2G
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Product Manager
2 1 (25.00%) RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) B2B
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Logistics
1 1 (25.00%) Product Management
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Ericsson
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago