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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 588 424 520
Rank change year-on-year
-164 +96
Contract jobs citing GSM 42 181 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.36% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 2.35% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 68 21
Median daily rate £273 £255 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.86% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £123 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £255 £260
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Median hourly rate £43.75 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £35.50 £23.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £77.50 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.52% +2.85%
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
7776 7689 6686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.27% 15.19% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4810 4248 3596
Median daily rate £395 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 425 376
Median hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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
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 5 May 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 -77 20 £230 -11.53% 3
London -6 8 £325 -7.14% 2
North West -22 6 £303 +16.34%
East of England +9 4 £270 - 2
East Midlands +9 1 £275 -
South West -14 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -17 1 £130 +6.12%
North East - 1 £275 -
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 63 (69.23%) UMTS
2 54 (59.34%) Telecoms
3 37 (40.66%) LTE
4 30 (32.97%) GPRS
5 26 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
6 22 (24.18%) WCDMA
6 22 (24.18%) 3G
7 21 (23.08%) SLA
8 20 (21.98%) Unix
8 20 (21.98%) SS7
9 17 (18.68%) 2G
9 17 (18.68%) Oracle
9 17 (18.68%) Sybase
9 17 (18.68%) CDMA
9 17 (18.68%) 4G
10 16 (17.58%) Radio Access Network
10 16 (17.58%) Oracle Database
10 16 (17.58%) Solaris
10 16 (17.58%) Linux
11 15 (16.48%) Software Engineering
11 15 (16.48%) Huawei
12 14 (15.38%) Project Management
13 13 (14.29%) VoIP
14 12 (13.19%) Nokia
14 12 (13.19%) Degree
15 11 (12.09%) NGN
15 11 (12.09%) Ericsson
15 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
15 11 (12.09%) C++
15 11 (12.09%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.49%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.10%) Confluence
2 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.59%) MS Office
2 6 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.20%) MS Project
3 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (69.23%) UMTS
2 37 (40.66%) LTE
3 30 (32.97%) GPRS
4 26 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
5 22 (24.18%) 3G
5 22 (24.18%) WCDMA
6 20 (21.98%) SS7
7 17 (18.68%) 2G
7 17 (18.68%) 4G
7 17 (18.68%) CDMA
8 16 (17.58%) Radio Access Network
9 13 (14.29%) VoIP
10 11 (12.09%) H.323
10 11 (12.09%) MGCP
10 11 (12.09%) NGN
10 11 (12.09%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (9.89%) RANAP
11 9 (9.89%) RTP
11 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
12 7 (7.69%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.10%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Subversion
2 9 (9.89%) Trac
3 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.20%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.10%) JIRA
5 1 (1.10%) PVCS
General
1 54 (59.34%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.09%) Finance
3 5 (5.49%) Back Office
4 4 (4.40%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (17.58%) Core Network Engineer
1 16 (17.58%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.48%) Support Engineer
3 14 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 13 (14.29%) Network Support
4 13 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) C++ Software Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Radio Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Technical Support
6 7 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.59%) Service Manager
7 6 (6.59%) Telecoms Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Implementation Controller
9 4 (4.40%) ITIL Manager
9 4 (4.40%) ITIL Service Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (9.89%) STL
2 4 (4.40%) HTML
3 2 (2.20%) WebRTC
4 1 (1.10%) .NET
4 1 (1.10%) HTML5
4 1 (1.10%) WAP
4 1 (1.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) PMI
4 3 (3.30%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (3.30%) Statistics
5 1 (1.10%) Contactless
5 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.10%) EMV
5 1 (1.10%) Handset
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) PKI
5 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.10%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.98%) Unix
2 16 (17.58%) Linux
2 16 (17.58%) Solaris
3 2 (2.20%) Windows
4 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) Software Engineering
2 14 (15.38%) Project Management
3 9 (9.89%) Cross-Platform Development
3 9 (9.89%) ITIL
3 9 (9.89%) OO
4 8 (8.79%) Change Control
4 8 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 7 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.49%) Fault Management
7 5 (5.49%) Network Planning
7 5 (5.49%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.40%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (4.40%) Logistics
8 4 (4.40%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.30%) Change Management
9 3 (3.30%) High Availability
9 3 (3.30%) Network Design
10 2 (2.20%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.09%) C++
2 6 (6.59%) C
3 4 (4.40%) SQL
4 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.20%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.10%) Java
6 1 (1.10%) MapBasic
6 1 (1.10%) Python
6 1 (1.10%) VB
6 1 (1.10%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) ISEB
2 4 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.40%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.10%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.08%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.20%) Netcool
3 1 (1.10%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (18.68%) Oracle
1 17 (18.68%) Sybase
2 15 (16.48%) Huawei
3 12 (13.19%) Nokia
4 11 (12.09%) Ericsson
4 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.99%) Mapinfo
5 10 (10.99%) Nokia Networks
6 7 (7.69%) Amdocs
6 7 (7.69%) BT
7 5 (5.49%) Cisco
7 5 (5.49%) Virgin Media
8 4 (4.40%) SAP
9 3 (3.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (3.30%) Remedy
9 3 (3.30%) Siemens
9 3 (3.30%) Tellabs
10 2 (2.20%) Arqiva
10 2 (2.20%) EMC
10 2 (2.20%) HP
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