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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 506 484 406
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -78
Contract jobs citing GSM 86 67 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.14% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 1.04% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 33
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £268 £273
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
Average hourly rate £24.75 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £26.25 £29.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
7495 6470 7434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.41% 13.64% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4383 3618 3660
Average daily rate £365 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 438 589
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -25 33 £351 +30.09% 9
South West -19 16 £263 -25.00% 1
London +6 15 £398 +3.92% 2
Yorkshire -7 3 - - 1
East of England -12 3 - - 1
West Midlands -12 1 £350 -36.36% 2
North West -13 1 £320 +23.07%
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GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 119 (64.32%) Telecoms
2 94 (50.81%) LTE
3 93 (50.27%) UMTS
4 59 (31.89%) GPRS
5 50 (27.03%) 3G
5 50 (27.03%) 4G
6 49 (26.49%) 2G
7 34 (18.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 33 (17.84%) Radio Access Network
9 32 (17.30%) Degree
10 29 (15.68%) Ericsson
11 28 (15.14%) Wireless
12 25 (13.51%) SLA
13 24 (12.97%) WCDMA
14 23 (12.43%) Ethernet
14 23 (12.43%) SDH
15 22 (11.89%) ATM
15 22 (11.89%) 3GPP
15 22 (11.89%) C
16 20 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (10.27%) Electronics
17 19 (10.27%) Line Management
18 18 (9.73%) RNC
19 16 (8.65%) Software Engineering
20 15 (8.11%) WFM
21 14 (7.57%) UNIX
21 14 (7.57%) HTTP
21 14 (7.57%) Nokia
22 13 (7.03%) Project Management
22 13 (7.03%) SCCP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.24%) MS Office
3 5 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.08%) MS Project
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 94 (50.81%) LTE
2 93 (50.27%) UMTS
3 59 (31.89%) GPRS
4 50 (27.03%) 3G
4 50 (27.03%) 4G
5 49 (26.49%) 2G
6 33 (17.84%) Radio Access Network
7 28 (15.14%) Wireless
8 24 (12.97%) WCDMA
9 23 (12.43%) Ethernet
9 23 (12.43%) SDH
10 22 (11.89%) ATM
10 22 (11.89%) 3GPP
11 18 (9.73%) RNC
12 14 (7.57%) HTTP
13 13 (7.03%) SCCP
14 12 (6.49%) DNS
15 11 (5.95%) CDMA
15 11 (5.95%) SS7
16 10 (5.41%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.70%) MS Access
2 4 (2.16%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.08%) MySQL
4 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.16%) JIRA
2 3 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.08%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.54%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.54%) QADirector
4 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.54%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.54%) JMeter
General
1 119 (64.32%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.27%) Electronics
3 11 (5.95%) Marketing
4 5 (2.70%) Back Office
4 5 (2.70%) Finance
5 4 (2.16%) Billing
6 3 (1.62%) Legal
7 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.08%) Front Office
8 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (12.97%) RF Engineer
2 19 (10.27%) Field Engineer
3 18 (9.73%) Test Engineer
4 12 (6.49%) Architect
5 10 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (5.41%) Design Engineer
6 9 (4.86%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.32%) Analyst
7 8 (4.32%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 7 (3.78%) RF Design Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Operations Manager
9 6 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.24%) Transmission Engineer
10 5 (2.70%) RAN Engineer
10 5 (2.70%) Back Office Engineer
10 5 (2.70%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.70%) Senior Integration Engineer
10 5 (2.70%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.32%) WAP
2 6 (3.24%) SOAP
2 6 (3.24%) XML
3 5 (2.70%) WML
4 4 (2.16%) Web Services
5 2 (1.08%) HTML
5 2 (1.08%) .NET
5 2 (1.08%) STL
6 1 (0.54%) J2ME
6 1 (0.54%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.24%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.70%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.70%) Handset
4 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.16%) DTV
5 3 (1.62%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.62%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.62%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.62%) IVR
6 2 (1.08%) Statistics
6 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.08%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.54%) iPad
7 1 (0.54%) User Experience
7 1 (0.54%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.54%) Open Source
7 1 (0.54%) FMCG
7 1 (0.54%) iPhone
7 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.57%) UNIX
2 12 (6.49%) Linux
3 7 (3.78%) Android
4 5 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.70%) Solaris
5 2 (1.08%) Windows
5 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.54%) webOS
6 1 (0.54%) bada
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.27%) Line Management
3 16 (8.65%) Software Engineering
4 15 (8.11%) WFM
5 13 (7.03%) Project Management
6 10 (5.41%) Validation
6 10 (5.41%) Problem Management
7 9 (4.86%) Network Design
8 8 (4.32%) Network Planning
8 8 (4.32%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.32%) ITIL
8 8 (4.32%) Performance Analysis
9 7 (3.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (3.78%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.78%) Logistics
10 6 (3.24%) Software Testing
10 6 (3.24%) Service Management
10 6 (3.24%) Integration Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.24%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.24%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.89%) C
2 12 (6.49%) SQL
3 10 (5.41%) Embedded C
4 8 (4.32%) C++
5 4 (2.16%) VBA
5 4 (2.16%) Java
5 4 (2.16%) Perl
6 3 (1.62%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.54%) R
7 1 (0.54%) VB
7 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.54%) Python
7 1 (0.54%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 32 (17.30%) Degree
2 7 (3.78%) ISEB
3 6 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.62%) HND
4 3 (1.62%) PMP
4 3 (1.62%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.62%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.08%) CNA
5 2 (1.08%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.54%) HNC
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.54%) CCIE
6 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.51%) SLA
2 13 (7.03%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.78%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.24%) Netcool
3 4 (2.16%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.08%) OPNET
5 1 (0.54%) SCOM
5 1 (0.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (18.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 29 (15.68%) Ericsson
3 14 (7.57%) Nokia
4 13 (7.03%) Huawei
5 12 (6.49%) Cisco
6 7 (3.78%) Oracle
6 7 (3.78%) HP
7 6 (3.24%) Mapinfo
7 6 (3.24%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.24%) Business Objects
7 6 (3.24%) Greenplum
8 5 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.70%) Cramer
9 4 (2.16%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.62%) EMC
10 3 (1.62%) BT
11 2 (1.08%) NetCracker
11 2 (1.08%) Agilent
11 2 (1.08%) Anite
11 2 (1.08%) NEC
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