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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 125 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.041% 0.20% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £265 £283
% change year-on-year
+32.26% -6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
358 361 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.83% 14.30% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 178 160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £160 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 51
Average hourly rate £21.69 £23.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.21% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire - 1 £310 - 1
GSM
England

GSM
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL