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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 475 498 462
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -36
Contract jobs citing GSM 96 61 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 0.98% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 20 17
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£175 £261 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.01% -12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £324 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £260 £310
% change year-on-year
-42.30% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 17
Average hourly rate £36.75 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £27.50 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -20.00%
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
7210 6247 6089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.81% 13.13% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4098 3416 3099
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 501
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -16.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 +3 41 £175 - 10
London +7 13 £375 +31.57% 5
Yorkshire -10 11 £123 -30.00%
North West - 6 £260 - 5
East of England 0 4 £225 -35.71% 1
West Midlands -8 2 - -
South West -6 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

1 202 (72.14%) Telecoms
2 180 (64.29%) UMTS
3 129 (46.07%) LTE
4 108 (38.57%) 3G
5 103 (36.79%) Radio Access Network
6 93 (33.21%) Ericsson
7 86 (30.71%) SLA
8 80 (28.57%) 2G
8 80 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 79 (28.21%) 4G
9 79 (28.21%) SDH
10 76 (27.14%) RNC
11 71 (25.36%) GPRS
12 61 (21.79%) Ethernet
13 56 (20.00%) ATM
14 54 (19.29%) Wireless
14 54 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
15 53 (18.93%) WFM
15 53 (18.93%) Line Management
16 48 (17.14%) Network Planning
17 40 (14.29%) Huawei
18 38 (13.57%) C
19 34 (12.14%) HSPA
20 29 (10.36%) HP Quality Center
21 26 (9.29%) SS7
21 26 (9.29%) WiMAX
21 26 (9.29%) Wi-Fi
22 24 (8.57%) HP
23 23 (8.21%) Nokia
24 22 (7.86%) VoLTE

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 12 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (3.21%) MS Office
3 7 (2.50%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.71%) MS Project
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 180 (64.29%) UMTS
2 129 (46.07%) LTE
3 108 (38.57%) 3G
4 103 (36.79%) Radio Access Network
5 80 (28.57%) 2G
6 79 (28.21%) 4G
6 79 (28.21%) SDH
7 76 (27.14%) RNC
8 71 (25.36%) GPRS
9 61 (21.79%) Ethernet
10 56 (20.00%) ATM
11 54 (19.29%) Wireless
12 34 (12.14%) HSPA
13 26 (9.29%) SS7
13 26 (9.29%) WiMAX
13 26 (9.29%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (7.86%) VoLTE
15 20 (7.14%) MPLS
16 19 (6.79%) SIGTRAN
17 17 (6.07%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (2.50%) GoogleTest
2 3 (1.07%) Selenium
2 3 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.07%) eggPlant
2 3 (1.07%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.07%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.71%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.36%) JMeter
4 1 (0.36%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.36%) OpenSTA
General
1 202 (72.14%) Telecoms
2 8 (2.86%) Billing
3 7 (2.50%) Electronics
3 7 (2.50%) Back Office
3 7 (2.50%) German Language
4 6 (2.14%) Finance
5 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.71%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 56 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 24 (8.57%) Performance Engineer
3 20 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 15 (5.36%) Radio Engineer
5 14 (5.00%) Analyst
6 13 (4.64%) Tester
7 10 (3.57%) RAN Engineer
8 9 (3.21%) Software Engineer
9 8 (2.86%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 8 (2.86%) Support Engineer
9 8 (2.86%) Design Engineer
9 8 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (2.86%) RF Engineer
10 7 (2.50%) Wireless Engineer
10 7 (2.50%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (2.14%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.14%) Project Manager
12 5 (1.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 5 (1.79%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.50%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.43%) SOAP
3 1 (0.36%) XMPP
3 1 (0.36%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.36%) WAP
3 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.07%) Statistics
2 10 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.79%) Raspberry Pi
3 5 (1.79%) BeagleBone
4 4 (1.43%) Handset
5 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.07%) iPad
5 3 (1.07%) iPhone
5 3 (1.07%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (0.71%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.36%) IVR
7 1 (0.36%) Arduino
7 1 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.36%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.36%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.79%) Linux
2 11 (3.93%) UNIX
3 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.07%) Android
4 2 (0.71%) Windows
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (18.93%) WFM
2 53 (18.93%) Line Management
3 48 (17.14%) Network Planning
4 19 (6.79%) Network Design
4 19 (6.79%) Project Management
5 18 (6.43%) Network Architecture
6 17 (6.07%) Performance Engineering
6 17 (6.07%) Software Engineering
7 15 (5.36%) OO
7 15 (5.36%) Fault Management
8 14 (5.00%) Change Management
9 13 (4.64%) Performance Management
9 13 (4.64%) Software Testing
10 12 (4.29%) Configuration Management
11 11 (3.93%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (3.57%) Resource Management
13 9 (3.21%) Test Scripting
13 9 (3.21%) Logistics
13 9 (3.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.57%) C
2 19 (6.79%) C++
3 13 (4.64%) SQL
3 13 (4.64%) Embedded C
4 11 (3.93%) Embedded C++
5 8 (2.86%) Python
6 7 (2.50%) Java
7 3 (1.07%) C#
7 3 (1.07%) VBScript
7 3 (1.07%) VB
7 3 (1.07%) VBA
8 2 (0.71%) Perl
8 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.71%) VC++
8 2 (0.71%) MapBasic
9 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (5.36%) Degree
2 11 (3.93%) HNC
3 10 (3.57%) ISEB
4 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) CCNA
6 1 (0.36%) HND
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (30.71%) SLA
2 19 (6.79%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) NFS
1 1 (0.36%) NDS
Systems Management
1 29 (10.36%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (5.71%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (1.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 93 (33.21%) Ericsson
2 80 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 40 (14.29%) Huawei
4 24 (8.57%) HP
5 23 (8.21%) Nokia
6 16 (5.71%) Amdocs
7 14 (5.00%) Mapinfo
8 13 (4.64%) Actix
9 12 (4.29%) Siemens
9 12 (4.29%) Nortel
10 9 (3.21%) Business Objects
11 7 (2.50%) Google
11 7 (2.50%) ZTE
12 6 (2.14%) Microsoft
13 5 (1.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 5 (1.79%) Cisco
14 4 (1.43%) SAP
15 3 (1.07%) EMC
16 2 (0.71%) TIBCO
16 2 (0.71%) Remedy
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Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago