The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 148 119 133
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +14
Contract jobs citing GSM 9 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.29% 0.21% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 1.41% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate
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£375 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £250 £245
% change year-on-year
+26.50% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% -30.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.40 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £34.60 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.45% +1.42%
GSM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
509 354 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.40% 14.97% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 126 260
Average daily rate £345 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 51 65
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £30.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -35.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

GSM
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

GSM Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

GSM
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £375 - 3
Hertfordshire -18 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 11 (64.71%) Bluetooth
1 11 (64.71%) Electronics
2 10 (58.82%) ZigBee
3 9 (52.94%) Wireless
3 9 (52.94%) 3G
4 8 (47.06%) 2G
4 8 (47.06%) C
5 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
6 6 (35.29%) Embedded C
7 5 (29.41%) EMC
7 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
8 4 (23.53%) C++
8 4 (23.53%) GPRS
9 3 (17.65%) UMTS
9 3 (17.65%) Embedded C++
9 3 (17.65%) Validation
9 3 (17.65%) LTE
10 2 (11.76%) RNC
10 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
10 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
11 1 (5.88%) SLA
11 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
11 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
11 1 (5.88%) Internet
11 1 (5.88%) Anite
11 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
11 1 (5.88%) Streaming Video

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 11 (64.71%) Bluetooth
2 10 (58.82%) ZigBee
3 9 (52.94%) 3G
3 9 (52.94%) Wireless
4 8 (47.06%) 2G
5 4 (23.53%) GPRS
6 3 (17.65%) UMTS
6 3 (17.65%) LTE
7 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (11.76%) RNC
7 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.88%) Internet
8 1 (5.88%) WLAN
8 1 (5.88%) WCDMA
8 1 (5.88%) SDH
8 1 (5.88%) 3GPP
8 1 (5.88%) ATM
8 1 (5.88%) WiMAX
8 1 (5.88%) UTRAN
General
1 11 (64.71%) Electronics
2 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Electronics Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) EMC Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
2 1 (5.88%) EMC Test Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Architect
2 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) WAP
1 1 (5.88%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.88%) Streaming Video
1 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) bada
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Validation
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) OOD
4 1 (5.88%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C
2 6 (35.29%) Embedded C
3 4 (23.53%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
5 1 (5.88%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) EMC
2 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
2 1 (5.88%) Anite
2 1 (5.88%) Huawei
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (5.88%) Symbian
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