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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 385 500 453
Rank change year-on-year
+115 -47
Contract jobs citing GSM 205 76 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 1.14% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 18 20
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£260 £280 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £383 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £256 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
-1.44% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 13
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £23.60 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £38.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.70%
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
7543 6674 6757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 12.99% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4197 3558 3462
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 390 547
Average hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.72% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +46 96 £260 +48.57% 9
North West - 23 £260 - 2
Yorkshire - 21 £123 -
London +3 18 £350 +1.44% 6
South West +6 13 - -
East Midlands +9 6 - - 2
East of England +15 3 - - 2
North East - - - - 2
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 227 (75.42%) Telecoms
2 192 (63.79%) UMTS
3 144 (47.84%) LTE
4 114 (37.87%) 3G
5 112 (37.21%) Radio Access Network
6 104 (34.55%) Ericsson
7 96 (31.89%) SLA
8 92 (30.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 90 (29.90%) SDH
10 84 (27.91%) RNC
10 84 (27.91%) 4G
11 81 (26.91%) 2G
12 78 (25.91%) GPRS
13 74 (24.58%) Ethernet
14 65 (21.59%) ATM
14 65 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
15 62 (20.60%) Line Management
16 61 (20.27%) WFM
17 52 (17.28%) Wireless
18 49 (16.28%) Network Planning
19 45 (14.95%) Huawei
20 39 (12.96%) C
21 35 (11.63%) HSPA
22 30 (9.97%) HP Quality Center
23 27 (8.97%) SS7
24 25 (8.31%) Wi-Fi
25 24 (7.97%) WiMAX
25 24 (7.97%) Nokia
25 24 (7.97%) Linux
26 23 (7.64%) HP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (0.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.33%) CMS
1 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (3.65%) MS Office
1 11 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.33%) Doxygen
4 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 192 (63.79%) UMTS
2 144 (47.84%) LTE
3 114 (37.87%) 3G
4 112 (37.21%) Radio Access Network
5 90 (29.90%) SDH
6 84 (27.91%) 4G
6 84 (27.91%) RNC
7 81 (26.91%) 2G
8 78 (25.91%) GPRS
9 74 (24.58%) Ethernet
10 65 (21.59%) ATM
11 52 (17.28%) Wireless
12 35 (11.63%) HSPA
13 27 (8.97%) SS7
14 25 (8.31%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (7.97%) WiMAX
16 22 (7.31%) MPLS
16 22 (7.31%) VoLTE
17 21 (6.98%) SIGTRAN
18 19 (6.31%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.66%) MySQL
1 2 (0.66%) MS Access
2 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 7 (2.33%) GoogleTest
2 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.00%) eggPlant
2 3 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.00%) Selenium
3 1 (0.33%) OpenSTA
3 1 (0.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 227 (75.42%) Telecoms
2 8 (2.66%) Electronics
2 8 (2.66%) Billing
2 8 (2.66%) German Language
3 7 (2.33%) Back Office
3 7 (2.33%) Finance
4 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.00%) Marketing
5 2 (0.66%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.33%) French Language
6 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.33%) Publishing
6 1 (0.33%) Retail
6 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (21.59%) Field Engineer
2 24 (7.97%) Performance Engineer
3 22 (7.31%) Test Engineer
4 14 (4.65%) Radio Engineer
5 13 (4.32%) Analyst
6 12 (3.99%) Tester
7 11 (3.65%) Support Engineer
7 11 (3.65%) RAN Engineer
8 10 (3.32%) RF Engineer
9 9 (2.99%) Design Engineer
10 8 (2.66%) Software Engineer
10 8 (2.66%) Integration Engineer
10 8 (2.66%) RAN Performance Engineer
11 7 (2.33%) Project Manager
11 7 (2.33%) Support Analyst
12 6 (1.99%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (1.99%) Wireless Engineer
12 6 (1.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (1.66%) Operations Manager
13 5 (1.66%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.33%) Software Packaging
2 6 (1.99%) SOAP
3 3 (1.00%) WAP
4 1 (0.33%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.33%) XMPP
4 1 (0.33%) XML
4 1 (0.33%) J2ME
4 1 (0.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.32%) Statistics
2 11 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.99%) Handset
4 5 (1.66%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.66%) Raspberry Pi
4 5 (1.66%) BeagleBone
5 4 (1.33%) iPad
5 4 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.33%) iPhone
6 2 (0.66%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.66%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.33%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.33%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.33%) FMCG
7 1 (0.33%) Clustering
7 1 (0.33%) IVR
7 1 (0.33%) SCADA
7 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.97%) Linux
2 20 (6.64%) UNIX
3 7 (2.33%) Solaris
3 7 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.33%) Android
5 2 (0.66%) Windows
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.33%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (20.60%) Line Management
3 61 (20.27%) WFM
4 49 (16.28%) Network Planning
5 22 (7.31%) Project Management
5 22 (7.31%) Network Design
6 19 (6.31%) Network Architecture
7 17 (5.65%) Performance Engineering
7 17 (5.65%) Fault Management
8 16 (5.32%) Software Engineering
9 15 (4.98%) Change Management
10 14 (4.65%) Configuration Management
10 14 (4.65%) Performance Management
11 13 (4.32%) OO
12 11 (3.65%) Logistics
12 11 (3.65%) Service Management
12 11 (3.65%) Software Testing
13 10 (3.32%) Resource Management
13 10 (3.32%) Test Scripting
13 10 (3.32%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.96%) C
2 16 (5.32%) C++
3 11 (3.65%) SQL
4 10 (3.32%) Embedded C
5 8 (2.66%) Embedded C++
6 6 (1.99%) Java
7 4 (1.33%) Perl
7 4 (1.33%) Python
8 3 (1.00%) C#
8 3 (1.00%) VBScript
8 3 (1.00%) VB
8 3 (1.00%) VBA
9 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.66%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 14 (4.65%) Degree
2 11 (3.65%) HNC
3 9 (2.99%) ISEB
4 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.33%) HND
5 1 (0.33%) CCNA
5 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (31.89%) SLA
2 18 (5.98%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) NFS
1 1 (0.33%) NDS
Systems Management
1 30 (9.97%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (4.65%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (1.66%) Netcool
4 1 (0.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 104 (34.55%) Ericsson
2 92 (30.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 45 (14.95%) Huawei
4 24 (7.97%) Nokia
5 23 (7.64%) HP
6 15 (4.98%) Amdocs
7 12 (3.99%) Mapinfo
7 12 (3.99%) Actix
7 12 (3.99%) Siemens
8 11 (3.65%) Nortel
9 9 (2.99%) Business Objects
9 9 (2.99%) Cisco
10 7 (2.33%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.33%) ZTE
10 7 (2.33%) Google
11 5 (1.66%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 5 (1.66%) Microsoft
11 5 (1.66%) SAP
12 4 (1.33%) BT
13 3 (1.00%) Oracle
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