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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 586 548 522
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -26
Contract jobs citing GSM 42 66 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.90% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 19
Median daily rate £275 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £498 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £260 £305
% change year-on-year
+2.88% -14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Median hourly rate £39.00 £25.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £14.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £36.00 £42.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.20%
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
8052 7359 6796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.14% 14.26% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4978 4267 3666
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 451 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.74% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -4 14 £275 - 4
London 0 12 £329 -15.16% 1
North West +5 9 £255 +24.39% 2
Yorkshire -1 3 - -
South West - 3 - -
Midlands - 1 £288 -
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 76 (84.44%) UMTS
2 60 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 41 (45.56%) LTE
4 30 (33.33%) 3G
5 24 (26.67%) 2G
5 24 (26.67%) Project Management
5 24 (26.67%) 4G
6 23 (25.56%) GPRS
7 20 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
8 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
9 18 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
9 18 (20.00%) Huawei
10 17 (18.89%) WCDMA
11 16 (17.78%) SLA
11 16 (17.78%) SS7
11 16 (17.78%) NSN NetAct
12 15 (16.67%) Nokia
12 15 (16.67%) Mapinfo
12 15 (16.67%) CDMA
13 14 (15.56%) Unix
13 14 (15.56%) Ericsson
14 13 (14.44%) Sybase
14 13 (14.44%) Finance
15 12 (13.33%) Oracle
15 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (13.33%) Change Control
16 11 (12.22%) Oracle Database
16 11 (12.22%) Solaris
16 11 (12.22%) Amdocs
17 10 (11.11%) MS Office

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 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Office
2 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.22%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.22%) MS Project
4 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (84.44%) UMTS
2 41 (45.56%) LTE
3 30 (33.33%) 3G
4 24 (26.67%) 2G
4 24 (26.67%) 4G
5 23 (25.56%) GPRS
6 20 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
7 18 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 17 (18.89%) WCDMA
9 16 (17.78%) SS7
10 15 (16.67%) CDMA
11 9 (10.00%) VoLTE
12 8 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (7.78%) ATM
13 7 (7.78%) VoIP
14 6 (6.67%) H.323
14 6 (6.67%) MGCP
14 6 (6.67%) NGN
14 6 (6.67%) VoWiFi
14 6 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.22%) GIS
5 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) MySQL
5 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Subversion
1 5 (5.56%) Trac
2 1 (1.11%) CppUnit
2 1 (1.11%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) JMeter
General
1 60 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 13 (14.44%) Finance
3 5 (5.56%) Electronics
4 4 (4.44%) Back Office
5 3 (3.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Arabic Language
6 1 (1.11%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.11%) Marketing
6 1 (1.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (15.56%) Implementation Controller
1 14 (15.56%) Radio Engineer
2 11 (12.22%) Core Network Engineer
2 11 (12.22%) Network Engineer
3 10 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.78%) Network Support
4 7 (7.78%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (7.78%) Optimisation Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 6 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Consultant
7 3 (3.33%) GSM Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Transmission Planner
8 2 (2.22%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 5 (5.56%) STL
2 1 (1.11%) HTML
2 1 (1.11%) HTML5
2 1 (1.11%) WebRTC
2 1 (1.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.78%) Statistics
3 5 (5.56%) PMI
4 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.22%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.11%) Contactless
7 1 (1.11%) EMV
7 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) PKI
7 1 (1.11%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.11%) Telematics
7 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.56%) Unix
2 11 (12.22%) Solaris
3 9 (10.00%) Linux
4 7 (7.78%) Windows
5 2 (2.22%) Android
5 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.67%) Project Management
2 12 (13.33%) Change Control
3 9 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (7.78%) ITIL
4 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2
4 7 (7.78%) Risk Management
5 6 (6.67%) Dependency Management
5 6 (6.67%) Network Design
5 6 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (5.56%) Cross-Platform Development
6 5 (5.56%) Fault Management
6 5 (5.56%) Logistics
6 5 (5.56%) Network Planning
6 5 (5.56%) OO
7 4 (4.44%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.33%) Benchmarking
8 3 (3.33%) Line Management
8 3 (3.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.78%) C
2 6 (6.67%) C++
2 6 (6.67%) SQL
3 3 (3.33%) MapBasic
4 2 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) Degree
2 5 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.33%) MCSE
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.11%) ISEB
5 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.78%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (17.78%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (3.33%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.22%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (2.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.00%) Huawei
3 15 (16.67%) Mapinfo
3 15 (16.67%) Nokia
4 14 (15.56%) Ericsson
5 13 (14.44%) Sybase
6 12 (13.33%) Oracle
7 11 (12.22%) Amdocs
8 8 (8.89%) Nokia Networks
9 6 (6.67%) BT
10 5 (5.56%) SAP
10 5 (5.56%) Virgin Media
11 4 (4.44%) Cisco
12 3 (3.33%) Actix
12 3 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (3.33%) Anite
12 3 (3.33%) Remedy
12 3 (3.33%) Samsung
12 3 (3.33%) Siemens
12 3 (3.33%) Tellabs
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