The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 30 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GSM 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.91% - 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% - 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£260 - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.70%
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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 Coventry region.

Communications & Networking Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
48 39 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 15.29% 12.54% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 7
Average daily rate £260 £360 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +71.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £170 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 13
Average hourly rate - - £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.48%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

GSM
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 6 (100.00%) GPRS
1 6 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 6 (100.00%) Nortel
1 6 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) Network Design
1 6 (100.00%) Huawei
1 6 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 6 (100.00%) HSPA
1 6 (100.00%) LTE
1 6 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
1 6 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (50.00%) Network Management
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) eTOM
2 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Mapinfo
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Engineering

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) GPRS
1 6 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) HSPA
1 6 (100.00%) LTE
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
1 6 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) RAN Performance Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) RF Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Network Design
1 6 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (50.00%) Network Management
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) eTOM
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Nortel
1 6 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (100.00%) Huawei
1 6 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (50.00%) Mapinfo