The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 373 477 376
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -101
Contract jobs citing GSM 184 71 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.15% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.62% 1.16% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 14 40
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £108 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £393 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £305 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.75% +12.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 16
Average hourly rate £36.00 £14.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -61.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £14.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £32.40 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +4.22%
GSM
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7022 6103 6369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.23% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3862 3178 3163
Average daily rate £375 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 357 553
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in England

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in England

GSM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

GSM Daily Rate Histogram in England

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in England

GSM
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

GSM Hourly Rate Histogram in England

GSM
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
South East +29 88 £283 -11.71% 16
North West - 33 £263 - 2
London -9 17 £350 +180.00%
South West -7 12 - - 1
Yorkshire - 12 £123 - 2
West Midlands - 7 £260 - 1
East of England +9 6 - - 1
East Midlands +9 5 - -
North East - - - -
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GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 202 (75.09%) Telecoms
2 163 (60.59%) UMTS
3 118 (43.87%) LTE
4 104 (38.66%) Radio Access Network
5 98 (36.43%) Ericsson
6 89 (33.09%) 3G
7 85 (31.60%) SLA
8 84 (31.23%) SDH
9 81 (30.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 78 (29.00%) RNC
11 72 (26.77%) Ethernet
12 70 (26.02%) 4G
13 64 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
13 64 (23.79%) ATM
14 62 (23.05%) Line Management
15 61 (22.68%) GPRS
16 60 (22.30%) 2G
17 59 (21.93%) WFM
18 42 (15.61%) Wireless
19 39 (14.50%) Network Planning
19 39 (14.50%) C
20 29 (10.78%) VCP4
21 28 (10.41%) Huawei
22 26 (9.67%) Linux
22 26 (9.67%) HSPA
23 25 (9.29%) WiMAX
24 24 (8.92%) Project Management
25 22 (8.18%) UNIX
25 22 (8.18%) Wi-Fi
26 21 (7.81%) MPLS

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (0.37%) CMS
1 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.60%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.74%) MS Office
5 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 163 (60.59%) UMTS
2 118 (43.87%) LTE
3 104 (38.66%) Radio Access Network
4 89 (33.09%) 3G
5 84 (31.23%) SDH
6 78 (29.00%) RNC
7 72 (26.77%) Ethernet
8 70 (26.02%) 4G
9 64 (23.79%) ATM
10 61 (22.68%) GPRS
11 60 (22.30%) 2G
12 42 (15.61%) Wireless
13 26 (9.67%) HSPA
14 25 (9.29%) WiMAX
15 22 (8.18%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (7.81%) MPLS
17 20 (7.43%) SS7
18 19 (7.06%) SIGTRAN
19 17 (6.32%) DSL
20 16 (5.95%) CDMA2000
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.74%) MySQL
1 2 (0.74%) MS Access
2 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (2.60%) GoogleTest
2 3 (1.12%) Selenium
2 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.12%) eggPlant
2 3 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.74%) JIRA
4 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.37%) QADirector
4 1 (0.37%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.37%) JMeter
4 1 (0.37%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 202 (75.09%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.46%) Electronics
3 9 (3.35%) Finance
4 7 (2.60%) Billing
4 7 (2.60%) Marketing
5 3 (1.12%) Legal
5 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Back Office
6 2 (0.74%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.37%) French Language
7 1 (0.37%) German Language
7 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
7 1 (0.37%) Front Office
7 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (24.16%) Field Engineer
2 22 (8.18%) Performance Engineer
3 14 (5.20%) Test Engineer
4 11 (4.09%) RAN Engineer
4 11 (4.09%) Analyst
4 11 (4.09%) Design Engineer
4 11 (4.09%) Tester
5 10 (3.72%) Radio Engineer
5 10 (3.72%) RF Engineer
6 8 (2.97%) Software Engineer
6 8 (2.97%) Operations Manager
7 6 (2.23%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (2.23%) Implementation Manager
7 6 (2.23%) Project Manager
7 6 (2.23%) Support Engineer
7 6 (2.23%) RAN Performance Engineer
8 5 (1.86%) Developer
9 4 (1.49%) RF Design Engineer
9 4 (1.49%) Test Analyst
9 4 (1.49%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.60%) Software Packaging
1 7 (2.60%) SOAP
2 3 (1.12%) WAP
3 2 (0.74%) .NET
3 2 (0.74%) Web Services
4 1 (0.37%) XMPP
4 1 (0.37%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.37%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) J2ME
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.95%) Statistics
2 13 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.23%) Handset
4 5 (1.86%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.86%) Raspberry Pi
4 5 (1.86%) BeagleBone
4 5 (1.86%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.49%) iPad
5 4 (1.49%) iPhone
6 3 (1.12%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.12%) DTV
7 2 (0.74%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.74%) IVR
8 1 (0.37%) FMCG
8 1 (0.37%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.37%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.37%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.37%) User Experience
8 1 (0.37%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.67%) Linux
2 22 (8.18%) UNIX
3 7 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (2.60%) Solaris
4 4 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.49%) Android
5 2 (0.74%) Windows
6 1 (0.37%) webOS
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (23.05%) Line Management
3 59 (21.93%) WFM
4 39 (14.50%) Network Planning
5 24 (8.92%) Project Management
6 18 (6.69%) Network Design
7 17 (6.32%) Software Engineering
8 16 (5.95%) Performance Engineering
9 14 (5.20%) Service Management
10 13 (4.83%) OO
11 12 (4.46%) ITIL
11 12 (4.46%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.46%) Fault Management
11 12 (4.46%) Performance Management
12 11 (4.09%) Logistics
12 11 (4.09%) Configuration Management
13 10 (3.72%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (3.35%) Problem Management
15 8 (2.97%) Change Management
15 8 (2.97%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.50%) C
2 17 (6.32%) C++
3 11 (4.09%) Embedded C
4 8 (2.97%) SQL
4 8 (2.97%) Embedded C++
5 7 (2.60%) Java
6 5 (1.86%) Perl
7 4 (1.49%) VB
7 4 (1.49%) Python
8 3 (1.12%) VBScript
8 3 (1.12%) C#
9 1 (0.37%) VBA
9 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (10.78%) VCP4
2 20 (7.43%) Degree
3 7 (2.60%) ISEB
4 4 (1.49%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.74%) HNC
5 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.37%) PMP
6 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.37%) CCIE
6 1 (0.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (31.60%) SLA
2 8 (2.97%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) NFS
1 1 (0.37%) NDS
Systems Management
1 20 (7.43%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (4.09%) NSN NetAct
3 6 (2.23%) Netcool
4 1 (0.37%) OPNET
4 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.37%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 98 (36.43%) Ericsson
2 81 (30.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 28 (10.41%) Huawei
4 17 (6.32%) HP
5 11 (4.09%) Actix
5 11 (4.09%) Nortel
5 11 (4.09%) Nokia
6 9 (3.35%) Business Objects
7 7 (2.60%) Google
7 7 (2.60%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.23%) Cisco
8 6 (2.23%) Mapinfo
9 5 (1.86%) Amdocs
9 5 (1.86%) BT
9 5 (1.86%) SAP
10 4 (1.49%) Oracle
10 4 (1.49%) Microsoft
11 3 (1.12%) Cramer
11 3 (1.12%) EMC
12 2 (0.74%) TIBCO
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