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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 587 566 508
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -58
Contract jobs citing GSM 38 63 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.86% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 32
Median daily rate £275 £268 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% -20.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £212 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £498 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £263 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -62.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £13.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -37.97%
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
7985 7365 7411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.74% 14.12% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4937 4289 4044
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 460 423
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -26 14 £275 - 5
London -5 10 £269 -48.93% 1
North West +11 6 £250 +28.20% 1
Yorkshire -2 3 - -
South West - 3 - -
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 1
Midlands - 1 £288 -
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 58 (80.56%) UMTS
2 49 (68.06%) Telecoms
3 34 (47.22%) LTE
4 24 (33.33%) 3G
5 19 (26.39%) Project Management
5 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
6 18 (25.00%) 2G
6 18 (25.00%) 4G
7 16 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
8 14 (19.44%) NSN NetAct
9 13 (18.06%) Huawei
9 13 (18.06%) Mapinfo
10 12 (16.67%) Nokia
10 12 (16.67%) GPRS
11 11 (15.28%) MS Office
11 11 (15.28%) Ericsson
11 11 (15.28%) Change Control
11 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (13.89%) Diameter Protocol
12 10 (13.89%) Amdocs
12 10 (13.89%) SLA
12 10 (13.89%) Finance
13 9 (12.50%) WCDMA
13 9 (12.50%) VoLTE
14 8 (11.11%) CDMA
14 8 (11.11%) Cisco
14 8 (11.11%) Linux
15 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
15 7 (9.72%) ATM
15 7 (9.72%) Unix

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 2 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Office
2 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.78%) MS Project
5 1 (1.39%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (80.56%) UMTS
2 34 (47.22%) LTE
3 24 (33.33%) 3G
4 18 (25.00%) 2G
4 18 (25.00%) 4G
5 16 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
6 12 (16.67%) GPRS
7 10 (13.89%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (12.50%) VoLTE
8 9 (12.50%) WCDMA
9 8 (11.11%) CDMA
10 7 (9.72%) ATM
10 7 (9.72%) SS7
11 6 (8.33%) VoIP
11 6 (8.33%) VoWiFi
11 6 (8.33%) Wireless
12 5 (6.94%) 3GPP
12 5 (6.94%) SDH
12 5 (6.94%) VPN
12 5 (6.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) GIS
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Subversion
1 4 (5.56%) Trac
2 3 (4.17%) GCC
2 3 (4.17%) GDB
3 1 (1.39%) CppUnit
3 1 (1.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.39%) JMeter
3 1 (1.39%) LabVIEW
General
1 49 (68.06%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.89%) Finance
3 6 (8.33%) Electronics
4 2 (2.78%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.39%) Automotive
5 1 (1.39%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) Implementation Controller
2 13 (18.06%) Radio Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Optimisation Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Core Network Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Electronics Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Transmission Planner
7 2 (2.78%) Compliance Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Ericsson Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) GSM Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Network Support
7 2 (2.78%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 4 (5.56%) STL
2 1 (1.39%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.39%) HTML
2 1 (1.39%) HTML5
2 1 (1.39%) WebRTC
2 1 (1.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Statistics
3 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.17%) PMI
4 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.78%) Telematics
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Linux
2 7 (9.72%) Unix
2 7 (9.72%) Windows
3 4 (5.56%) Solaris
4 2 (2.78%) Android
4 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.78%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.39%) Mandriva Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) Project Management
2 11 (15.28%) Change Control
3 6 (8.33%) Dependency Management
3 6 (8.33%) ITIL
3 6 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 5 (6.94%) Logistics
4 5 (6.94%) Network Design
4 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
5 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.56%) Cross-Platform Development
5 4 (5.56%) Network Planning
5 4 (5.56%) OO
5 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.17%) Fault Management
6 3 (4.17%) High Availability
6 3 (4.17%) Planning and Forecasting
7 2 (2.78%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) C
2 5 (6.94%) C++
2 5 (6.94%) SQL
3 2 (2.78%) MapBasic
4 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.39%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.39%) Perl
4 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) MCSE
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.39%) ISEB
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (4.17%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.78%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (2.78%) Netcool
4 1 (1.39%) Cacti
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco CME
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.39%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.06%) Huawei
2 13 (18.06%) Mapinfo
3 12 (16.67%) Nokia
4 11 (15.28%) Ericsson
5 10 (13.89%) Amdocs
6 8 (11.11%) Cisco
7 6 (8.33%) Sybase
8 5 (6.94%) BT
8 5 (6.94%) SAP
9 4 (5.56%) Nokia Networks
9 4 (5.56%) Oracle
9 4 (5.56%) Virgin Media
10 3 (4.17%) EMC
10 3 (4.17%) Remedy
10 3 (4.17%) Samsung
10 3 (4.17%) Tellabs
11 2 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (2.78%) Anite
11 2 (2.78%) Siemens
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago