The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 565 572 532
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -40
Contract jobs citing GSM 43 45 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.094% 0.089% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.63% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 24
Median daily rate £303 £308 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.62% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £145 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 9
Median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% +47.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +16.92%
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
6821 7193 7684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.91% 14.20% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4084 4286 4478
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 447 422
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 2016.

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 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the England region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +34 28 £325 +5.69% 8
London +1 8 £150 -72.68% 2
North West +5 3 - -
South West +6 2 - -
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for GSM.

1 60 (82.19%) UMTS
2 58 (79.45%) Telecoms
3 46 (63.01%) LTE
4 27 (36.99%) 3G
5 25 (34.25%) Linux
6 23 (31.51%) VoIP
6 23 (31.51%) Cisco
7 22 (30.14%) 4G
8 21 (28.77%) Diameter Protocol
9 20 (27.40%) High Availability
9 20 (27.40%) Software Engineering
10 17 (23.29%) C++
11 16 (21.92%) OO
11 16 (21.92%) STL
11 16 (21.92%) PBX
11 16 (21.92%) RTP
11 16 (21.92%) 2G
11 16 (21.92%) Subversion
11 16 (21.92%) RANAP
11 16 (21.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 16 (21.92%) Asterisk PBX
11 16 (21.92%) GCC
11 16 (21.92%) GDB
11 16 (21.92%) Trac
11 16 (21.92%) Cross-Platform Development
12 11 (15.07%) Radio Access Network
12 11 (15.07%) Huawei
12 11 (15.07%) Ericsson
12 11 (15.07%) GPRS
13 10 (13.70%) Project Management

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) MS Project
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 60 (82.19%) UMTS
2 46 (63.01%) LTE
3 27 (36.99%) 3G
4 23 (31.51%) VoIP
5 22 (30.14%) 4G
6 21 (28.77%) Diameter Protocol
7 16 (21.92%) 2G
7 16 (21.92%) Asterisk PBX
7 16 (21.92%) PBX
7 16 (21.92%) RANAP
7 16 (21.92%) RTP
8 11 (15.07%) GPRS
8 11 (15.07%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (6.85%) SCCP
9 5 (6.85%) WCDMA
10 4 (5.48%) ATM
10 4 (5.48%) DHCP
10 4 (5.48%) SS7
10 4 (5.48%) UTRAN
10 4 (5.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.37%) GIS
1 1 (1.37%) MySQL
1 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (21.92%) GCC
1 16 (21.92%) GDB
1 16 (21.92%) Subversion
1 16 (21.92%) Trac
2 1 (1.37%) CppUnit
2 1 (1.37%) JIRA
2 1 (1.37%) JMeter
2 1 (1.37%) LabVIEW
General
1 58 (79.45%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Back Office
3 3 (4.11%) Front Office
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
4 2 (2.74%) Finance
5 1 (1.37%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.37%) Automotive
5 1 (1.37%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) C++ Software Engineer
1 16 (21.92%) Software Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Optimisation Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Implementation Controller
3 9 (12.33%) Radio Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) RAN Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) 3G Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Support Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) Technical Support
5 4 (5.48%) Technical Support Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) Technical Trainer
5 4 (5.48%) Trainer
6 3 (4.11%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Back Office Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 16 (21.92%) STL
2 2 (2.74%) WAP
3 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.37%) WebRTC
3 1 (1.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Statistics
2 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.74%) Handset
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.37%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.37%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.37%) Telematics
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) Linux
2 5 (6.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.37%) Unix
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.40%) High Availability
1 20 (27.40%) Software Engineering
2 16 (21.92%) Cross-Platform Development
2 16 (21.92%) OO
3 10 (13.70%) Project Management
4 8 (10.96%) Network Design
5 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.85%) Change Control
6 5 (6.85%) Dependency Management
6 5 (6.85%) Network Management
7 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.48%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.48%) Network Planning
7 4 (5.48%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.48%) Validation
8 3 (4.11%) Fault Management
8 3 (4.11%) Functional Testing
8 3 (4.11%) ITIL
8 3 (4.11%) People Management
8 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) C++
2 4 (5.48%) SQL
3 2 (2.74%) C
3 2 (2.74%) Java
3 2 (2.74%) MapBasic
4 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.37%) Perl
4 1 (1.37%) VB
4 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) ISEB
2 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.74%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.37%) Cacti
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco CME
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.37%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) Cisco
2 11 (15.07%) Ericsson
2 11 (15.07%) Huawei
3 9 (12.33%) Nokia
4 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.22%) Mapinfo
6 5 (6.85%) Amdocs
7 3 (4.11%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (2.74%) Actix
8 2 (2.74%) Anite
8 2 (2.74%) BT
8 2 (2.74%) HP
9 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.37%) Dialogic
9 1 (1.37%) EMC
9 1 (1.37%) Google
9 1 (1.37%) Greenplum
9 1 (1.37%) ION Trading
9 1 (1.37%) Juniper
9 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
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