The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 489 441 368
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -73
Contract jobs citing GSM 77 88 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.20% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 1.31% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 50
Average daily rate £280 £270 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £207 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £326 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £24.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £40.00 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +3.67%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6740 6693 8493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 15.24% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3602 3417 4059
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 547 573
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
GSM
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -34 30 £175 -36.36% 9
London -23 20 £345 +17.44% 9
South West -7 11 £260 +48.57% 2
East of England -29 7 £325 - 3
West Midlands -4 4 £280 +33.33% 1
East Midlands -6 2 £300 -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (72.93%) Telecoms
2 64 (48.12%) UMTS
3 57 (42.86%) LTE
4 37 (27.82%) 3G
5 34 (25.56%) WCDMA
6 32 (24.06%) GPRS
7 29 (21.80%) 2G
8 27 (20.30%) SDH
9 24 (18.05%) Degree
10 23 (17.29%) 4G
11 22 (16.54%) ATM
12 20 (15.04%) Ethernet
12 20 (15.04%) Ericsson
12 20 (15.04%) Network Architecture
12 20 (15.04%) Radio Access Network
13 19 (14.29%) SMS
14 18 (13.53%) Change Management
15 16 (12.03%) SLA
16 15 (11.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 15 (11.28%) Performance Monitoring
17 14 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (10.53%) Problem Management
17 14 (10.53%) Electronics
18 13 (9.77%) Validation
18 13 (9.77%) ISEB
19 12 (9.02%) MPLS
19 12 (9.02%) Huawei
20 11 (8.27%) Integration Acceptance Testing
20 11 (8.27%) Oracle
21 10 (7.52%) HSPA

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
1 3 (2.26%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.26%) Apache
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.75%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.75%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 64 (48.12%) UMTS
2 57 (42.86%) LTE
3 37 (27.82%) 3G
4 34 (25.56%) WCDMA
5 32 (24.06%) GPRS
6 29 (21.80%) 2G
7 27 (20.30%) SDH
8 23 (17.29%) 4G
9 22 (16.54%) ATM
10 20 (15.04%) Ethernet
10 20 (15.04%) Radio Access Network
11 19 (14.29%) SMS
12 12 (9.02%) MPLS
13 10 (7.52%) HSPA
13 10 (7.52%) RNC
14 9 (6.77%) Internet
15 8 (6.02%) 3GPP
16 7 (5.26%) NGN
17 6 (4.51%) ISUP
17 6 (4.51%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 97 (72.93%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.53%) Electronics
3 5 (3.76%) Front Office
3 5 (3.76%) Finance
4 4 (3.01%) Billing
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.75%) Automotive
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) German Language
5 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (21.05%) Test Engineer
2 19 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 13 (9.77%) Integration Engineer
4 10 (7.52%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 7 (5.26%) Architect
6 6 (4.51%) Test Manager
6 6 (4.51%) OSS Engineer
6 6 (4.51%) Network Manager
7 5 (3.76%) Senior Test Engineer
7 5 (3.76%) Integration Manager
7 5 (3.76%) Strategy Manager
7 5 (3.76%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 5 (3.76%) Consultant
7 5 (3.76%) Transmission Engineer
8 4 (3.01%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.01%) RF Engineer
8 4 (3.01%) Telecoms Engineer
8 4 (3.01%) Technical Leader
9 3 (2.26%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.51%) WAP
2 4 (3.01%) J2ME
2 4 (3.01%) J2EE
2 4 (3.01%) HTML
2 4 (3.01%) JDBC
3 3 (2.26%) SOAP
3 3 (2.26%) XML
3 3 (2.26%) SyncML
4 2 (1.50%) WebRTC
4 2 (1.50%) Flash
4 2 (1.50%) KML
5 1 (0.75%) JSF
5 1 (0.75%) JTA
5 1 (0.75%) MIDP
5 1 (0.75%) Java EE 5
5 1 (0.75%) JPA
5 1 (0.75%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (0.75%) Java EE
5 1 (0.75%) JSTL
5 1 (0.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.76%) Handset
1 5 (3.76%) Firmware
2 4 (3.01%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.26%) GIS
4 2 (1.50%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.50%) W3C
4 2 (1.50%) iPhone
4 2 (1.50%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.50%) Economics
5 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.75%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.51%) Windows
2 4 (3.01%) Linux
3 3 (2.26%) Android
4 2 (1.50%) Windows CE
4 2 (1.50%) UNIX
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.75%) Solaris
5 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.04%) Network Architecture
2 18 (13.53%) Change Management
3 15 (11.28%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (10.53%) Problem Management
5 13 (9.77%) Validation
6 11 (8.27%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 8 (6.02%) Risk Management
8 7 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (3.76%) Migration
9 5 (3.76%) Integration Testing
9 5 (3.76%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.01%) E-business
10 4 (3.01%) WFM
10 4 (3.01%) Business Analysis
10 4 (3.01%) Matrix Management
10 4 (3.01%) Business Continuity
10 4 (3.01%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.26%) C
2 6 (4.51%) C++
2 6 (4.51%) SQL
3 5 (3.76%) Python
4 4 (3.01%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.26%) Embedded C
5 3 (2.26%) Java
6 2 (1.50%) Tcl
6 2 (1.50%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.75%) C#
7 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 24 (18.05%) Degree
2 13 (9.77%) ISEB
3 6 (4.51%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.26%) Postgraduate
7 2 (1.50%) HND
7 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.75%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.75%) CCIE
8 1 (0.75%) CCNP
8 1 (0.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.03%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (15.04%) Ericsson
2 15 (11.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 12 (9.02%) Huawei
4 11 (8.27%) Oracle
5 7 (5.26%) Cisco
6 6 (4.51%) NetCracker
7 5 (3.76%) NEC
8 4 (3.01%) Juniper
8 4 (3.01%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (3.01%) Siebel
9 3 (2.26%) ESRI
10 2 (1.50%) Mapinfo
10 2 (1.50%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.50%) EMC
10 2 (1.50%) BT
10 2 (1.50%) Cramer
10 2 (1.50%) Anite
11 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.75%) Actix
11 1 (0.75%) Tandberg
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