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 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 139 118 129
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs citing GSM 11 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.35% 0.12% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.37% 0.84% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate
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£375 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
+32.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% -5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.26% +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
465 359 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.61% 14.79% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 141 259
Average daily rate £338 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 43 75
Average hourly rate £25.50 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +1 9 £375 - 4
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (61.90%) Bluetooth
1 13 (61.90%) Electronics
2 12 (57.14%) ZigBee
3 9 (42.86%) Wireless
3 9 (42.86%) C
3 9 (42.86%) 3G
4 8 (38.10%) 2G
5 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 6 (28.57%) Embedded C
7 5 (23.81%) EMC
7 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (19.05%) C++
8 4 (19.05%) GPRS
9 3 (14.29%) UMTS
9 3 (14.29%) Embedded C++
9 3 (14.29%) Validation
9 3 (14.29%) LTE
10 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
10 2 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (9.52%) Firmware
10 2 (9.52%) TETRA
10 2 (9.52%) RNC
10 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Python
10 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
11 1 (4.76%) SLA
11 1 (4.76%) OOD
11 1 (4.76%) ATM
11 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Bluetooth
2 12 (57.14%) ZigBee
3 9 (42.86%) Wireless
3 9 (42.86%) 3G
4 8 (38.10%) 2G
5 4 (19.05%) GPRS
6 3 (14.29%) UMTS
6 3 (14.29%) LTE
7 2 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (9.52%) TETRA
7 2 (9.52%) RNC
7 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
8 1 (4.76%) ATM
8 1 (4.76%) UTRAN
8 1 (4.76%) WLAN
8 1 (4.76%) WCDMA
8 1 (4.76%) SDH
8 1 (4.76%) 3GPP
8 1 (4.76%) WiMAX
8 1 (4.76%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (61.90%) Electronics
2 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) EMC Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Electronics Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.76%) EMC Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) SyncML
1 1 (4.76%) WAP
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Firmware
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.76%) Streaming Video
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
1 1 (4.76%) bada
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
2 3 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.76%) OOD
4 1 (4.76%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) WFM
4 1 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C
2 6 (28.57%) Embedded C
3 4 (19.05%) C++
4 3 (14.29%) Embedded C++
5 2 (9.52%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
6 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) EMC
2 1 (4.76%) Ericsson
2 1 (4.76%) MathWorks
2 1 (4.76%) Symbian
2 1 (4.76%) Huawei
2 1 (4.76%) Anite
2 1 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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