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 22 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 475 440 404
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -36
Contract jobs citing GSM 107 105 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.22% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 1.60% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 36
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£330 £271 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.65% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £250 £261
% change year-on-year
+26.50% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.50 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -5.33%
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
7743 6552 8354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.76% 13.58% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4340 3663 3876
Average daily rate £375 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 372 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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
South East -21 54 £349 +39.50% 9
South West -22 17 £338 - 1
East of England -29 9 £375 - 4
London +1 6 £350 -9.67% 6
West Midlands -15 6 £271 +93.75% 1
Yorkshire +5 5 £271 +80.83%
North West -3 3 £320 +113.33%
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 97 (60.25%) Telecoms
2 88 (54.66%) LTE
3 81 (50.31%) UMTS
4 61 (37.89%) GPRS
5 47 (29.19%) 2G
6 45 (27.95%) 3G
7 43 (26.71%) 4G
8 33 (20.50%) Degree
9 30 (18.63%) WCDMA
10 26 (16.15%) Wireless
11 23 (14.29%) Electronics
11 23 (14.29%) 3GPP
11 23 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 22 (13.66%) Radio Access Network
13 17 (10.56%) Software Engineering
14 16 (9.94%) C
14 16 (9.94%) Ericsson
15 15 (9.32%) ATM
15 15 (9.32%) Huawei
16 14 (8.70%) Network Design
17 13 (8.07%) SDH
17 13 (8.07%) CDMA
17 13 (8.07%) Ethernet
18 12 (7.45%) SLA
18 12 (7.45%) Cisco
18 12 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (6.83%) Network Management
19 11 (6.83%) Bluetooth
19 11 (6.83%) C++
19 11 (6.83%) Nokia

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 (0.62%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.48%) MS Office
3 2 (1.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Minerva
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 88 (54.66%) LTE
2 81 (50.31%) UMTS
3 61 (37.89%) GPRS
4 47 (29.19%) 2G
5 45 (27.95%) 3G
6 43 (26.71%) 4G
7 30 (18.63%) WCDMA
8 26 (16.15%) Wireless
9 23 (14.29%) 3GPP
10 22 (13.66%) Radio Access Network
11 15 (9.32%) ATM
12 13 (8.07%) CDMA
12 13 (8.07%) SDH
12 13 (8.07%) Ethernet
13 11 (6.83%) Bluetooth
13 11 (6.83%) Internet
13 11 (6.83%) ZigBee
13 11 (6.83%) ISUP
14 10 (6.21%) SCCP
14 10 (6.21%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.11%) MS Access
1 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.86%) JIRA
1 3 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.24%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.62%) LabVIEW
General
1 97 (60.25%) Telecoms
2 23 (14.29%) Electronics
3 6 (3.73%) Billing
3 6 (3.73%) Marketing
4 5 (3.11%) Back Office
5 2 (1.24%) Front Office
5 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.62%) Finance
6 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 26 (16.15%) RF Engineer
2 25 (15.53%) Test Engineer
3 16 (9.94%) Architect
4 14 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (6.21%) Design Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 8 (4.97%) RF Design Engineer
7 8 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.97%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.97%) Field Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Consultant
8 7 (4.35%) Systems Architect
8 7 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Performance Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Senior Integration Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) OSS Architect
10 5 (3.11%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.73%) XML
1 6 (3.73%) WAP
2 5 (3.11%) WML
3 3 (1.86%) Web Services
4 2 (1.24%) STL
5 1 (0.62%) HTML
5 1 (0.62%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.11%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.48%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (1.86%) Handset
4 3 (1.86%) IVR
5 2 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.24%) Statistics
5 2 (1.24%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.24%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.62%) User Experience
6 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.62%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.62%) VHDL
6 1 (0.62%) Verilog
6 1 (0.62%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.62%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.35%) Android
2 5 (3.11%) UNIX
3 4 (2.48%) Linux
4 3 (1.86%) Windows
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) bada
5 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (10.56%) Software Engineering
2 14 (8.70%) Network Design
3 11 (6.83%) Network Management
4 9 (5.59%) Validation
4 9 (5.59%) Project Management
4 9 (5.59%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 8 (4.97%) Logistics
5 8 (4.97%) Problem Management
5 8 (4.97%) Performance Analysis
5 8 (4.97%) Line Management
6 7 (4.35%) Information Management
7 6 (3.73%) Network Planning
7 6 (3.73%) Software Testing
7 6 (3.73%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.73%) Configuration Management
7 6 (3.73%) ITIL
7 6 (3.73%) Network Architecture
7 6 (3.73%) Integration Testing
7 6 (3.73%) Test Scripting
8 5 (3.11%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.94%) C
2 11 (6.83%) C++
3 9 (5.59%) SQL
4 7 (4.35%) Embedded C
5 6 (3.73%) Python
6 4 (2.48%) Perl
6 4 (2.48%) VBA
7 3 (1.86%) Embedded C++
8 2 (1.24%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.24%) Tcl
8 2 (1.24%) Java
9 1 (0.62%) C#
9 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (20.50%) Degree
2 8 (4.97%) ISEB
3 7 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.11%) PMP
5 5 (3.11%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.86%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.24%) HND
7 2 (1.24%) CCIE
7 2 (1.24%) CNA
7 2 (1.24%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.45%) SLA
2 8 (4.97%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (4.97%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.73%) Netcool
3 5 (3.11%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.86%) OPNET
5 1 (0.62%) SCOM
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 23 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 16 (9.94%) Ericsson
3 15 (9.32%) Huawei
4 12 (7.45%) Cisco
5 11 (6.83%) Nokia
6 8 (4.97%) Cramer
7 6 (3.73%) Greenplum
7 6 (3.73%) Mapinfo
7 6 (3.73%) HP
8 5 (3.11%) Oracle
8 5 (3.11%) Business Objects
9 4 (2.48%) EMC
9 4 (2.48%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.48%) Anite
9 4 (2.48%) NetCracker
9 4 (2.48%) Agilent
9 4 (2.48%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.86%) Remedy
10 3 (1.86%) Citrix
10 3 (1.86%) Juniper
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