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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 448 485 378
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -107
Contract jobs citing GSM 109 54 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.12% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 0.91% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 43
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £115 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £400 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 18
Average hourly rate £35.50 £25.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.86% -26.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.35 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.15 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
6708 5959 6485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.36% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3218 3168
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 360 604
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.38 £22.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -1 45 £258 -33.54% 8
London +24 16 £400 +220.00% 3
North West - 16 £263 -
East of England - 6 - - 5
Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
West Midlands 0 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
GSM
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GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 136 (66.02%) Telecoms
2 109 (52.91%) UMTS
3 99 (48.06%) LTE
4 64 (31.07%) 3G
5 59 (28.64%) 4G
6 56 (27.18%) 2G
7 55 (26.70%) Radio Access Network
8 50 (24.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 49 (23.79%) Ericsson
10 46 (22.33%) GPRS
11 45 (21.84%) SDH
12 43 (20.87%) SLA
13 42 (20.39%) Ethernet
13 42 (20.39%) RNC
14 37 (17.96%) ATM
15 34 (16.50%) Line Management
16 33 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
17 30 (14.56%) WFM
18 27 (13.11%) C
19 25 (12.14%) Degree
20 22 (10.68%) Wireless
20 22 (10.68%) Linux
21 21 (10.19%) UNIX
22 19 (9.22%) Huawei
23 18 (8.74%) Network Planning
24 17 (8.25%) SS7
24 17 (8.25%) Project Management
25 15 (7.28%) Nokia
25 15 (7.28%) 3GPP
25 15 (7.28%) Analytical Skills

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (0.49%) CMS
1 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.40%) Doxygen
3 5 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.43%) MS Office
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 109 (52.91%) UMTS
2 99 (48.06%) LTE
3 64 (31.07%) 3G
4 59 (28.64%) 4G
5 56 (27.18%) 2G
6 55 (26.70%) Radio Access Network
7 46 (22.33%) GPRS
8 45 (21.84%) SDH
9 42 (20.39%) Ethernet
9 42 (20.39%) RNC
10 37 (17.96%) ATM
11 22 (10.68%) Wireless
12 17 (8.25%) SS7
13 15 (7.28%) 3GPP
14 14 (6.80%) DNS
15 13 (6.31%) MPLS
16 12 (5.83%) SIGTRAN
17 11 (5.34%) SCCP
18 10 (4.85%) TCP/IP
18 10 (4.85%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.43%) MS Access
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.97%) MySQL
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (3.40%) GoogleTest
2 3 (1.46%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.46%) eggPlant
2 3 (1.46%) Selenium
2 3 (1.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.97%) JIRA
4 1 (0.49%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.49%) QADirector
4 1 (0.49%) JMeter
4 1 (0.49%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 136 (66.02%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.80%) Electronics
3 8 (3.88%) Marketing
4 7 (3.40%) Finance
5 5 (2.43%) Back Office
6 3 (1.46%) Legal
7 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.97%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.97%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
8 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (17.48%) Field Engineer
2 14 (6.80%) RF Engineer
3 12 (5.83%) Test Engineer
4 11 (5.34%) Performance Engineer
5 10 (4.85%) Operations Manager
6 9 (4.37%) Design Engineer
7 8 (3.88%) Tester
7 8 (3.88%) Analyst
7 8 (3.88%) Network Engineer
8 7 (3.40%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 7 (3.40%) Implementation Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.91%) Support Engineer
9 6 (2.91%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (2.91%) RAN Engineer
10 5 (2.43%) Back Office Engineer
10 5 (2.43%) RF Design Engineer
10 5 (2.43%) Radio Engineer
10 5 (2.43%) Developer
11 4 (1.94%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.40%) Software Packaging
1 7 (3.40%) SOAP
2 3 (1.46%) WAP
3 2 (0.97%) .NET
3 2 (0.97%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) J2ME
4 1 (0.49%) XML
4 1 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.88%) Statistics
3 7 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.43%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.43%) Handset
5 4 (1.94%) iPhone
5 4 (1.94%) iPad
6 3 (1.46%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.46%) DTV
7 2 (0.97%) IVR
7 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.97%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
8 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.49%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.49%) FMCG
8 1 (0.49%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.49%) Open Source
8 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.49%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.68%) Linux
2 21 (10.19%) UNIX
3 10 (4.85%) Android
4 7 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.40%) Solaris
5 4 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) webOS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.50%) Line Management
2 33 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (14.56%) WFM
4 18 (8.74%) Network Planning
5 17 (8.25%) Project Management
6 13 (6.31%) Problem Management
7 11 (5.34%) Service Management
7 11 (5.34%) Software Engineering
8 10 (4.85%) ITIL
9 9 (4.37%) OO
10 8 (3.88%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.88%) Release Management
10 8 (3.88%) Fault Management
10 8 (3.88%) Performance Engineering
10 8 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (3.40%) Logistics
11 7 (3.40%) Validation
12 6 (2.91%) Configuration Management
12 6 (2.91%) PRINCE2
12 6 (2.91%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.11%) C
2 12 (5.83%) SQL
3 11 (5.34%) C++
4 7 (3.40%) Java
5 6 (2.91%) Embedded C
6 5 (2.43%) Perl
7 4 (1.94%) VB
8 3 (1.46%) Python
8 3 (1.46%) VBScript
8 3 (1.46%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.97%) C#
9 2 (0.97%) VBA
10 1 (0.49%) R
10 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.49%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 25 (12.14%) Degree
2 4 (1.94%) ISEB
2 4 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.97%) HNC
4 2 (0.97%) HND
5 1 (0.49%) CCIE
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.49%) PMP
5 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (20.87%) SLA
2 10 (4.85%) QA
3 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) NFS
1 1 (0.49%) NDS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.31%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.88%) Netcool
2 8 (3.88%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.49%) SCOM
3 1 (0.49%) OPNET
3 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.49%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 50 (24.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 49 (23.79%) Ericsson
3 19 (9.22%) Huawei
4 15 (7.28%) Nokia
5 11 (5.34%) HP
6 9 (4.37%) Business Objects
7 8 (3.88%) Cisco
8 7 (3.40%) Google
8 7 (3.40%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.91%) Oracle
9 6 (2.91%) Cramer
10 5 (2.43%) Greenplum
10 5 (2.43%) BT
10 5 (2.43%) Mapinfo
11 4 (1.94%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.94%) EMC
11 4 (1.94%) SAP
11 4 (1.94%) Microsoft
12 3 (1.46%) Nortel
13 2 (0.97%) SGI
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