The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 134 124 128
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing GSM 10 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.34% 0.042% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.39% 0.25% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
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£375 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 - £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £274
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +13.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £33.75 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
418 397 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.08% 16.61% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 152 244
Average daily rate £313 £285 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -16.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 65
Average hourly rate £26.50 £26.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.87 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
GSM
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

GSM Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +6 8 £375 - 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £200 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (52.94%) ZigBee
3 7 (41.18%) Wireless
4 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
4 6 (35.29%) 2G
4 6 (35.29%) C
4 6 (35.29%) 3G
5 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) LTE
5 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
5 4 (23.53%) GPRS
6 3 (17.65%) UMTS
6 3 (17.65%) C++
6 3 (17.65%) EMC
6 3 (17.65%) Validation
7 2 (11.76%) WCDMA
7 2 (11.76%) Firmware
7 2 (11.76%) TETRA
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
7 2 (11.76%) Python
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) OOD
8 1 (5.88%) WLAN
8 1 (5.88%) WAP

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (5.88%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) Bluetooth
2 9 (52.94%) ZigBee
3 7 (41.18%) Wireless
4 6 (35.29%) 2G
4 6 (35.29%) 3G
5 4 (23.53%) LTE
5 4 (23.53%) GPRS
6 3 (17.65%) UMTS
7 2 (11.76%) WCDMA
7 2 (11.76%) TETRA
8 1 (5.88%) WiMAX
8 1 (5.88%) RNC
8 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (5.88%) UTRAN
8 1 (5.88%) Internet
8 1 (5.88%) WLAN
8 1 (5.88%) SMS
8 1 (5.88%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (64.71%) Electronics
2 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Test Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Electronics Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) EMC Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
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 2 (11.76%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.88%) Streaming Video
2 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
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 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Validation
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) OOD
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C
2 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
3 3 (17.65%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) EMC
2 1 (5.88%) MathWorks
2 1 (5.88%) Anite
2 1 (5.88%) Huawei
2 1 (5.88%) Symbian
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