The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 480 430 384
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -46
Contract jobs citing GSM 77 120 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 1.88% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 32
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £165 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £309 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +12.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 28
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.05 £28.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £39.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6839 6396 8254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.85% 13.73% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3707 3397 3729
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 435 640
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
GSM
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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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 -69 39 £310 +3.33% 10
South West -20 13 £263 - 1
East of England -20 11 £375 - 4
London +7 7 £305 -12.85% 6
Yorkshire +1 1 £175 +16.66%
East Midlands - - - -
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GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 107 (69.93%) Telecoms
2 77 (50.33%) UMTS
3 64 (41.83%) LTE
4 54 (35.29%) GPRS
5 44 (28.76%) 3G
6 38 (24.84%) 4G
7 36 (23.53%) 2G
8 31 (20.26%) WCDMA
9 26 (16.99%) SDH
10 25 (16.34%) Degree
11 24 (15.69%) Electronics
12 21 (13.73%) Wireless
12 21 (13.73%) ATM
12 21 (13.73%) Network Architecture
13 20 (13.07%) Ethernet
14 18 (11.76%) Ericsson
15 17 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
16 16 (10.46%) Performance Monitoring
16 16 (10.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 15 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (9.80%) Change Management
17 15 (9.80%) Software Engineering
17 15 (9.80%) 3GPP
18 14 (9.15%) CDMA
18 14 (9.15%) SLA
18 14 (9.15%) C
18 14 (9.15%) MPLS
18 14 (9.15%) Network Design
18 14 (9.15%) Problem Management
19 12 (7.84%) Internet

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (1.31%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.31%) Apache
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.65%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Project
2 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Simulink
2 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) Minerva
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 77 (50.33%) UMTS
2 64 (41.83%) LTE
3 54 (35.29%) GPRS
4 44 (28.76%) 3G
5 38 (24.84%) 4G
6 36 (23.53%) 2G
7 31 (20.26%) WCDMA
8 26 (16.99%) SDH
9 21 (13.73%) ATM
9 21 (13.73%) Wireless
10 20 (13.07%) Ethernet
11 17 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
12 15 (9.80%) 3GPP
13 14 (9.15%) MPLS
13 14 (9.15%) CDMA
14 12 (7.84%) Bluetooth
14 12 (7.84%) SMS
14 12 (7.84%) Internet
15 11 (7.19%) VoLTE
15 11 (7.19%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.31%) JIRA
1 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 107 (69.93%) Telecoms
2 24 (15.69%) Electronics
3 6 (3.92%) Front Office
4 5 (3.27%) Billing
5 4 (2.61%) Marketing
6 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.31%) Finance
7 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (17.65%) Test Engineer
2 17 (11.11%) RF Engineer
3 15 (9.80%) Architect
3 15 (9.80%) Field Engineer
4 14 (9.15%) Integration Engineer
5 9 (5.88%) Consultant
6 8 (5.23%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 7 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.58%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.58%) Design Engineer
7 7 (4.58%) Systems Architect
8 6 (3.92%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (3.92%) RF Design Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Transmission Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Designer
10 4 (2.61%) OSS Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.61%) Senior Integration Engineer
10 4 (2.61%) OSS Architect
10 4 (2.61%) Analyst
10 4 (2.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.88%) WAP
2 6 (3.92%) XML
3 5 (3.27%) WML
4 3 (1.96%) SyncML
4 3 (1.96%) HTML
5 2 (1.31%) Flash
5 2 (1.31%) J2ME
5 2 (1.31%) KML
5 2 (1.31%) WebRTC
5 2 (1.31%) J2EE
5 2 (1.31%) JDBC
5 2 (1.31%) STL
5 2 (1.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.27%) Smart Meter
2 4 (2.61%) Firmware
2 4 (2.61%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.96%) Device Driver
3 3 (1.96%) Handset
4 2 (1.31%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.31%) W3C
4 2 (1.31%) IVR
4 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.31%) GIS
4 2 (1.31%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.65%) Statistics
5 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.65%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.65%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.27%) Windows
2 4 (2.61%) UNIX
3 3 (1.96%) Linux
4 2 (1.31%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.65%) Android
5 1 (0.65%) bada
5 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.73%) Network Architecture
2 16 (10.46%) Performance Monitoring
3 15 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (9.80%) Change Management
3 15 (9.80%) Software Engineering
4 14 (9.15%) Network Design
4 14 (9.15%) Problem Management
5 10 (6.54%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 8 (5.23%) Logistics
6 8 (5.23%) Network Management
7 7 (4.58%) Risk Analysis
7 7 (4.58%) Validation
7 7 (4.58%) Information Management
7 7 (4.58%) Project Management
8 6 (3.92%) Risk Management
8 6 (3.92%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.27%) Integration Testing
9 5 (3.27%) Software Testing
10 4 (2.61%) Network Planning
10 4 (2.61%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.15%) C
2 10 (6.54%) C++
3 8 (5.23%) Python
4 6 (3.92%) Embedded C
5 5 (3.27%) SQL
6 3 (1.96%) Perl
6 3 (1.96%) Java
7 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.31%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.31%) Tcl
7 2 (1.31%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.65%) VBA
8 1 (0.65%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (16.34%) Degree
2 8 (5.23%) ISEB
3 7 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.61%) PMP
5 4 (2.61%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.96%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.65%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.65%) CNA
7 1 (0.65%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.65%) HND
7 1 (0.65%) CCIE
7 1 (0.65%) CCNP
7 1 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.15%) SLA
2 6 (3.92%) QA
3 2 (1.31%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.96%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.31%) Netcool
3 2 (1.31%) OPNET
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 18 (11.76%) Ericsson
2 16 (10.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 11 (7.19%) Cisco
4 10 (6.54%) Huawei
5 6 (3.92%) HP
5 6 (3.92%) Oracle
6 4 (2.61%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.61%) Juniper
6 4 (2.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (2.61%) Agilent
6 4 (2.61%) Cramer
7 3 (1.96%) NetCracker
7 3 (1.96%) Nokia
7 3 (1.96%) SGI
7 3 (1.96%) EMC
8 2 (1.31%) Remedy
8 2 (1.31%) ESRI
8 2 (1.31%) Mapinfo
8 2 (1.31%) BMC
8 2 (1.31%) Anite
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