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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 485 429 392
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -37
Contract jobs citing GSM 94 123 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 1.85% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 34
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£338 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £274 £240
% change year-on-year
+20.54% +14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £20.50 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £39.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
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
7287 6633 8388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.55% 13.66% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3987 3673 3880
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 387 659
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -37 49 £313 +14.67% 12
South West -23 12 £340 -
East of England -9 11 £375 - 5
London +11 7 £305 -12.85% 3
West Midlands -18 5 £275 +96.42%
Yorkshire +1 3 £275 +83.33%
North West -7 2 - -
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 94 (59.12%) Telecoms
2 75 (47.17%) LTE
3 68 (42.77%) UMTS
4 56 (35.22%) GPRS
5 49 (30.82%) 3G
6 46 (28.93%) 2G
7 43 (27.04%) 4G
8 29 (18.24%) Degree
9 28 (17.61%) WCDMA
10 25 (15.72%) Wireless
11 23 (14.47%) Electronics
12 22 (13.84%) 3GPP
13 16 (10.06%) SDH
13 16 (10.06%) C
13 16 (10.06%) Software Engineering
14 15 (9.43%) Network Design
14 15 (9.43%) MPLS
14 15 (9.43%) Network Architecture
14 15 (9.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 15 (9.43%) Radio Access Network
15 14 (8.81%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (8.81%) Bluetooth
15 14 (8.81%) Cisco
15 14 (8.81%) Huawei
16 13 (8.18%) ZigBee
16 13 (8.18%) CDMA
16 13 (8.18%) ATM
16 13 (8.18%) Ericsson
17 12 (7.55%) Internet
17 12 (7.55%) Problem Management

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.26%) Apache
1 2 (1.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.63%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.89%) MS Office
4 2 (1.26%) MS Project
5 1 (0.63%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Minerva
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 75 (47.17%) LTE
2 68 (42.77%) UMTS
3 56 (35.22%) GPRS
4 49 (30.82%) 3G
5 46 (28.93%) 2G
6 43 (27.04%) 4G
7 28 (17.61%) WCDMA
8 25 (15.72%) Wireless
9 22 (13.84%) 3GPP
10 16 (10.06%) SDH
11 15 (9.43%) MPLS
11 15 (9.43%) Radio Access Network
12 14 (8.81%) Bluetooth
13 13 (8.18%) ATM
13 13 (8.18%) CDMA
13 13 (8.18%) ZigBee
14 12 (7.55%) Internet
15 11 (6.92%) Ethernet
15 11 (6.92%) VoLTE
16 10 (6.29%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.26%) MS Access
1 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.26%) JIRA
1 2 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 94 (59.12%) Telecoms
2 23 (14.47%) Electronics
3 6 (3.77%) Marketing
4 5 (3.14%) Billing
5 4 (2.52%) Front Office
6 3 (1.89%) Back Office
7 2 (1.26%) Finance
7 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (15.72%) Test Engineer
2 23 (14.47%) RF Engineer
3 15 (9.43%) Architect
4 11 (6.92%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (6.29%) Design Engineer
6 8 (5.03%) Consultant
6 8 (5.03%) Network Engineer
6 8 (5.03%) RF Design Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.40%) Systems Architect
8 6 (3.77%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (3.77%) Analyst
8 6 (3.77%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 5 (3.14%) Transmission Engineer
9 5 (3.14%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 5 (3.14%) Field Engineer
10 4 (2.52%) Network Designer
10 4 (2.52%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.52%) Senior Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.03%) WAP
2 6 (3.77%) XML
3 5 (3.14%) WML
4 3 (1.89%) SyncML
4 3 (1.89%) HTML
5 2 (1.26%) Flash
5 2 (1.26%) J2ME
5 2 (1.26%) KML
5 2 (1.26%) J2EE
5 2 (1.26%) JDBC
5 2 (1.26%) STL
5 2 (1.26%) Web Services
6 1 (0.63%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.14%) Smart Meter
2 4 (2.52%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (2.52%) Firmware
3 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.89%) Device Driver
3 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.26%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.26%) IVR
4 2 (1.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.26%) Statistics
4 2 (1.26%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.26%) Handset
4 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.26%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.26%) GIS
5 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.63%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.63%) VHDL
5 1 (0.63%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.77%) Android
2 5 (3.14%) Windows
3 4 (2.52%) UNIX
4 3 (1.89%) Linux
5 2 (1.26%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) bada
6 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (10.06%) Software Engineering
2 15 (9.43%) Network Design
2 15 (9.43%) Network Architecture
3 14 (8.81%) Performance Monitoring
4 12 (7.55%) Problem Management
5 10 (6.29%) Network Management
5 10 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (6.29%) Validation
5 10 (6.29%) Change Management
6 8 (5.03%) Project Management
6 8 (5.03%) Logistics
7 7 (4.40%) Information Management
8 6 (3.77%) Test Scripting
8 6 (3.77%) Integration Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.14%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.14%) Network Planning
9 5 (3.14%) Software Testing
9 5 (3.14%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (3.14%) Integration Testing
10 4 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.06%) C
2 11 (6.92%) C++
3 9 (5.66%) SQL
4 8 (5.03%) Python
5 7 (4.40%) Embedded C
6 4 (2.52%) VBA
7 3 (1.89%) Perl
7 3 (1.89%) Embedded C++
8 2 (1.26%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.26%) Tcl
8 2 (1.26%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.26%) Java
8 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (18.24%) Degree
2 7 (4.40%) ISEB
2 7 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.52%) PMP
4 4 (2.52%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.26%) CNA
5 2 (1.26%) Novell Certification
5 2 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.63%) HND
6 1 (0.63%) CCIE
6 1 (0.63%) CCNP
6 1 (0.63%) CCNA
6 1 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.63%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) SLA
1 8 (5.03%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) JTAG
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.89%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.26%) Netcool
3 2 (1.26%) OPNET
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (9.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 14 (8.81%) Huawei
2 14 (8.81%) Cisco
3 13 (8.18%) Ericsson
4 8 (5.03%) Nokia
5 7 (4.40%) Cramer
6 6 (3.77%) HP
6 6 (3.77%) Mapinfo
7 5 (3.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 5 (3.14%) EMC
7 5 (3.14%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.52%) Oracle
8 4 (2.52%) Juniper
8 4 (2.52%) Agilent
9 3 (1.89%) NetCracker
9 3 (1.89%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.89%) SGI
10 2 (1.26%) Remedy
10 2 (1.26%) Citrix
10 2 (1.26%) BMC
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