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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 140 140
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.22% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.35% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £260 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.17% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £13.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+211.53% -67.08%
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
462 519 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.59% 16.54% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 249 252
Median daily rate £363 £335 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 70 69
Median hourly rate £37.50 £23.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 East of England region with a requirement for GSM.

1 4 (100.00%) SAP
1 4 (100.00%) UMTS
1 4 (100.00%) SLA
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Logistics
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) UMTS
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Implementation Controller
2 1 (25.00%) Project Controller
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Logistics
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft