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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK / England
Rank 509 552 473
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -79
Contract jobs citing GSM 58 52 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.78% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 29
Median daily rate £215 £351 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.62% +19.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £193 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £425 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £330 £265
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +24.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 7
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -11.11%

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
6183 6703 6864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.15% 14.41% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3945 3944
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 347 387
Median hourly rate £26.58 £27.05 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +20.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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
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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +31 35 £280 -27.74% 4
West Midlands +10 11 - -
London +5 6 £150 -72.68% 2
North West +24 3 - - 1
South West +8 1 - -
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 65 (79.27%) Telecoms
2 57 (69.51%) LTE
3 54 (65.85%) UMTS
4 41 (50.00%) Cisco
5 31 (37.80%) VoIP
6 29 (35.37%) Linux
7 26 (31.71%) Software Engineering
7 26 (31.71%) Diameter Protocol
8 23 (28.05%) 3G
9 22 (26.83%) RTP
9 22 (26.83%) OO
9 22 (26.83%) C++
9 22 (26.83%) STL
9 22 (26.83%) PBX
9 22 (26.83%) Subversion
9 22 (26.83%) Trac
9 22 (26.83%) Cross-Platform Development
9 22 (26.83%) RANAP
9 22 (26.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 22 (26.83%) Asterisk PBX
9 22 (26.83%) GCC
9 22 (26.83%) GDB
10 21 (25.61%) High Availability
11 20 (24.39%) 4G
12 14 (17.07%) Huawei
12 14 (17.07%) 2G
13 12 (14.63%) SDH
13 12 (14.63%) GPRS
13 12 (14.63%) DWDM
13 12 (14.63%) Juniper

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 3 (3.66%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 57 (69.51%) LTE
2 54 (65.85%) UMTS
3 31 (37.80%) VoIP
4 26 (31.71%) Diameter Protocol
5 23 (28.05%) 3G
6 22 (26.83%) Asterisk PBX
6 22 (26.83%) PBX
6 22 (26.83%) RANAP
6 22 (26.83%) RTP
7 20 (24.39%) 4G
8 14 (17.07%) 2G
9 12 (14.63%) DWDM
9 12 (14.63%) GPRS
9 12 (14.63%) Radio Access Network
9 12 (14.63%) SDH
10 11 (13.41%) ADSL
10 11 (13.41%) GPON
10 11 (13.41%) LAN
10 11 (13.41%) PSTN
10 11 (13.41%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (26.83%) GCC
1 22 (26.83%) GDB
1 22 (26.83%) Subversion
1 22 (26.83%) Trac
2 7 (8.54%) Android Studio
2 7 (8.54%) Xcode
3 1 (1.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 65 (79.27%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.76%) Finance
3 7 (8.54%) Publishing
4 5 (6.10%) Back Office
5 4 (4.88%) Front Office
6 1 (1.22%) Automotive
6 1 (1.22%) Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (26.83%) C++ Software Engineer
1 22 (26.83%) Software Engineer
2 10 (12.20%) Optimisation Engineer
3 8 (9.76%) Architect
3 8 (9.76%) Radio Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) 3G Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) RAN Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) 4G Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Telecoms Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Back Office Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Support Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) Technical Support
6 4 (4.88%) Technical Trainer
6 4 (4.88%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (26.83%) STL
2 2 (2.44%) WAP
3 1 (1.22%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.22%) WebRTC
3 1 (1.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) Statistics
3 3 (3.66%) Handset
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.22%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.22%) Telematics
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (35.37%) Linux
2 7 (8.54%) Android
3 5 (6.10%) Windows
4 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.22%) Mandriva Linux
4 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) Software Engineering
2 22 (26.83%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (26.83%) OO
3 21 (25.61%) High Availability
4 11 (13.41%) Problem Management
5 9 (10.98%) Coaching
5 9 (10.98%) Project Management
6 8 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.54%) Mobile Development
7 7 (8.54%) Service Design
8 6 (7.32%) Network Design
8 6 (7.32%) Network Management
9 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.10%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (6.10%) Multithreading
9 5 (6.10%) Validation
10 4 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.88%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.83%) C++
2 9 (10.98%) Java
3 7 (8.54%) Apple Swift
3 7 (8.54%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.22%) C
4 1 (1.22%) SQL
4 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Degree
2 5 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) ISEB
3 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.22%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.22%) Cacti
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco CME
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.22%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.22%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 41 (50.00%) Cisco
2 14 (17.07%) Huawei
3 12 (14.63%) Juniper
4 11 (13.41%) Ericsson
5 9 (10.98%) Nokia
6 7 (8.54%) Apple
7 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.66%) BT
8 3 (3.66%) Nokia Networks
9 2 (2.44%) Amdocs
9 2 (2.44%) Mapinfo
10 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.22%) EMC
10 1 (1.22%) Greenplum
10 1 (1.22%) HP
10 1 (1.22%) ION Trading
10 1 (1.22%) Samsung
10 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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