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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 553 469 514
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +45
Contract jobs citing GSM 49 122 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 1.73% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 15
Average daily rate £351 £270 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.81% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £130 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £359 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £265 £283
% change year-on-year
+32.26% -6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +153.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
6854 7032 6001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 14.99% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4088 3973 3220
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 404 361
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.81 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -28 21 £388 +37.16% 9
London +4 8 - -
South West -5 6 £351 +12.16% 2
North West -34 5 £200 -23.80% 2
Yorkshire -14 4 £275 -
East of England 0 1 £310 - 2
East Midlands -10 1 - -
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 57 (54.29%) UMTS
2 54 (51.43%) Telecoms
3 40 (38.10%) GPRS
3 40 (38.10%) LTE
4 30 (28.57%) 3G
5 23 (21.90%) 2G
6 22 (20.95%) 4G
7 21 (20.00%) WCDMA
8 19 (18.10%) Diameter Protocol
9 16 (15.24%) Unix
10 15 (14.29%) Linux
10 15 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 14 (13.33%) SS7
12 13 (12.38%) Radio Access Network
13 12 (11.43%) VoIP
13 12 (11.43%) SLA
13 12 (11.43%) Degree
14 11 (10.48%) Statistics
14 11 (10.48%) CDMA
14 11 (10.48%) C++
14 11 (10.48%) Oracle
15 10 (9.52%) TCP/IP
15 10 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (9.52%) Huawei
15 10 (9.52%) HSPA
15 10 (9.52%) NSN NetAct
15 10 (9.52%) Network Planning
16 9 (8.57%) Subversion
16 9 (8.57%) Computer Science
16 9 (8.57%) RTP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (0.95%) Confluence
1 1 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.81%) MS Office
4 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.95%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Minerva
1 1 (0.95%) SAP EHS
1 1 (0.95%) SAP GTS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (54.29%) UMTS
2 40 (38.10%) GPRS
2 40 (38.10%) LTE
3 30 (28.57%) 3G
4 23 (21.90%) 2G
5 22 (20.95%) 4G
6 21 (20.00%) WCDMA
7 19 (18.10%) Diameter Protocol
8 14 (13.33%) SS7
9 13 (12.38%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (11.43%) VoIP
11 11 (10.48%) CDMA
12 10 (9.52%) HSPA
12 10 (9.52%) TCP/IP
12 10 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (8.57%) RTP
14 8 (7.62%) H.323
14 8 (7.62%) MGCP
14 8 (7.62%) NGN
14 8 (7.62%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.81%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.95%) MS Access
3 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Subversion
2 8 (7.62%) Trac
3 4 (3.81%) LabVIEW
4 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.95%) JIRA
6 1 (0.95%) PVCS
6 1 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 54 (51.43%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.71%) Back Office
3 5 (4.76%) Electronics
4 4 (3.81%) Finance
5 3 (2.86%) Automotive
6 2 (1.90%) Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Legal
6 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.95%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (13.33%) Software Engineer
1 14 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 9 (8.57%) Analyst
2 9 (8.57%) Network Engineer
2 9 (8.57%) Test Engineer
3 8 (7.62%) Core Network Engineer
4 7 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (6.67%) Network Support
4 7 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Developer
5 6 (5.71%) Optimisation Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Service Manager
6 5 (4.76%) Architect
6 5 (4.76%) Field Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Field Test Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) LTE Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) RAN Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Telecoms Manager
7 4 (3.81%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.81%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (7.62%) STL
2 6 (5.71%) WAP
3 3 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (0.95%) .NET
4 1 (0.95%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Statistics
2 9 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.62%) Handset
4 5 (4.76%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.81%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.90%) Telematics
8 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.95%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.95%) IVR
8 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.95%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.95%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.24%) Unix
2 15 (14.29%) Linux
3 9 (8.57%) Solaris
4 1 (0.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 10 (9.52%) Network Planning
3 8 (7.62%) Change Control
3 8 (7.62%) OO
4 7 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 7 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.71%) ITIL
6 5 (4.76%) Project Management
7 4 (3.81%) Benchmarking
7 4 (3.81%) Change Management
7 4 (3.81%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (3.81%) Fault Management
7 4 (3.81%) Network Design
7 4 (3.81%) Validation
8 3 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (2.86%) Defect Management
8 3 (2.86%) High Availability
8 3 (2.86%) Network Management
8 3 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.48%) C++
2 6 (5.71%) Java
2 6 (5.71%) VBA
3 4 (3.81%) C
3 4 (3.81%) Perl
4 3 (2.86%) Embedded C
4 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.86%) SQL
5 2 (1.90%) MapBasic
6 1 (0.95%) Python
6 1 (0.95%) VB
6 1 (0.95%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (11.43%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) ISEB
2 4 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.90%) PMP
4 1 (0.95%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.43%) SLA
2 6 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (3.81%) Netcool
2 4 (3.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 3 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.86%) Iperf
4 1 (0.95%) OPNET
4 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (10.48%) Oracle
2 10 (9.52%) Huawei
3 9 (8.57%) Sybase
4 8 (7.62%) Amdocs
5 7 (6.67%) Nokia
6 6 (5.71%) Ericsson
6 6 (5.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (4.76%) BT
8 4 (3.81%) Anite
8 4 (3.81%) Mapinfo
9 3 (2.86%) CA
9 3 (2.86%) Infovista
9 3 (2.86%) ION Trading
9 3 (2.86%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.90%) Actix
10 2 (1.90%) EMC
10 2 (1.90%) HP
11 1 (0.95%) Cisco
11 1 (0.95%) Nortel
11 1 (0.95%) SAP
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