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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 477 443 418
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -25
Contract jobs citing GSM 101 120 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 1.81% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 33
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£339 £274 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.74% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
+33.50% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.35 £19.50 £21.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.45% +1.42%
GSM
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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
7493 6619 8224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.55% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4146 3679 3812
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 381 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -38 52 £313 +25.00% 13
South West -22 15 £340 -
East of England -14 11 £375 - 3
London +14 6 £305 -12.85% 6
West Midlands -22 6 £271 +93.75%
Yorkshire +6 5 £271 +80.83%
North West -6 2 - -
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GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 95 (58.64%) Telecoms
2 81 (50.00%) LTE
3 76 (46.91%) UMTS
4 57 (35.19%) GPRS
5 48 (29.63%) 3G
6 47 (29.01%) 2G
7 45 (27.78%) 4G
8 28 (17.28%) Degree
9 26 (16.05%) WCDMA
10 25 (15.43%) Wireless
11 24 (14.81%) 3GPP
12 22 (13.58%) Radio Access Network
12 22 (13.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 21 (12.96%) Electronics
14 18 (11.11%) SDH
14 18 (11.11%) Ericsson
15 17 (10.49%) ATM
16 16 (9.88%) C
16 16 (9.88%) Software Engineering
17 15 (9.26%) Network Design
17 15 (9.26%) Ethernet
18 14 (8.64%) Cisco
18 14 (8.64%) Bluetooth
18 14 (8.64%) Huawei
19 13 (8.02%) ZigBee
19 13 (8.02%) CDMA
19 13 (8.02%) SLA
19 13 (8.02%) MPLS
20 12 (7.41%) Internet
21 11 (6.79%) C++

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (1.23%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.23%) Apache
1 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.62%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.47%) MS Office
4 2 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Minerva
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 81 (50.00%) LTE
2 76 (46.91%) UMTS
3 57 (35.19%) GPRS
4 48 (29.63%) 3G
5 47 (29.01%) 2G
6 45 (27.78%) 4G
7 26 (16.05%) WCDMA
8 25 (15.43%) Wireless
9 24 (14.81%) 3GPP
10 22 (13.58%) Radio Access Network
11 18 (11.11%) SDH
12 17 (10.49%) ATM
13 15 (9.26%) Ethernet
14 14 (8.64%) Bluetooth
15 13 (8.02%) CDMA
15 13 (8.02%) MPLS
15 13 (8.02%) ZigBee
16 12 (7.41%) Internet
17 11 (6.79%) VoLTE
18 10 (6.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.09%) MS Access
2 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.23%) JIRA
1 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 95 (58.64%) Telecoms
2 21 (12.96%) Electronics
3 6 (3.70%) Marketing
4 5 (3.09%) Billing
5 3 (1.85%) Front Office
5 3 (1.85%) Back Office
6 2 (1.23%) Finance
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (15.43%) RF Engineer
2 23 (14.20%) Test Engineer
3 15 (9.26%) Architect
4 10 (6.17%) Design Engineer
5 9 (5.56%) Field Engineer
5 9 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
6 8 (4.94%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 8 (4.94%) RF Design Engineer
6 8 (4.94%) Consultant
6 8 (4.94%) Network Engineer
7 7 (4.32%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.32%) Systems Architect
8 6 (3.70%) Analyst
8 6 (3.70%) Performance Engineer
9 5 (3.09%) Transmission Engineer
9 5 (3.09%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (2.47%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.47%) Network Designer
10 4 (2.47%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.94%) WAP
2 6 (3.70%) XML
3 5 (3.09%) WML
4 3 (1.85%) SyncML
4 3 (1.85%) HTML
5 2 (1.23%) Flash
5 2 (1.23%) J2ME
5 2 (1.23%) KML
5 2 (1.23%) J2EE
5 2 (1.23%) JDBC
5 2 (1.23%) STL
5 2 (1.23%) Web Services
6 1 (0.62%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.09%) Smart Meter
2 4 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.85%) Device Driver
3 3 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.23%) IVR
4 2 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.23%) Statistics
4 2 (1.23%) Handset
4 2 (1.23%) Firmware
4 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.23%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.23%) GIS
5 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.62%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.62%) ASIC
5 1 (0.62%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.62%) DTV
5 1 (0.62%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.32%) Android
2 5 (3.09%) Windows
3 4 (2.47%) UNIX
4 3 (1.85%) Linux
5 2 (1.23%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.62%) bada
6 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.88%) Software Engineering
2 15 (9.26%) Network Design
3 10 (6.17%) Network Architecture
3 10 (6.17%) Network Management
4 9 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (5.56%) Line Management
4 9 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 9 (5.56%) Validation
5 8 (4.94%) Project Management
5 8 (4.94%) Logistics
6 7 (4.32%) Information Management
6 7 (4.32%) Performance Analysis
6 7 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (3.70%) Test Scripting
7 6 (3.70%) Network Planning
8 5 (3.09%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.09%) WFM
8 5 (3.09%) Software Testing
8 5 (3.09%) Change Management
8 5 (3.09%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.88%) C
2 11 (6.79%) C++
2 11 (6.79%) SQL
3 8 (4.94%) Python
4 7 (4.32%) Embedded C
5 4 (2.47%) VBA
6 3 (1.85%) Perl
6 3 (1.85%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.23%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.23%) Tcl
7 2 (1.23%) Java
7 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.62%) C#
8 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (17.28%) Degree
2 7 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.70%) ISEB
4 4 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.47%) PMP
4 4 (2.47%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.23%) CNA
5 2 (1.23%) Novell Certification
5 2 (1.23%) HND
6 1 (0.62%) CCIE
6 1 (0.62%) CCNP
6 1 (0.62%) CCNA
6 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.62%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.02%) SLA
2 8 (4.94%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) JTAG
4 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) NSN NetAct
1 6 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.09%) Netcool
3 2 (1.23%) OPNET
4 1 (0.62%) SCOM
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 22 (13.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 18 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 14 (8.64%) Huawei
3 14 (8.64%) Cisco
4 10 (6.17%) Nokia
5 8 (4.94%) Mapinfo
6 7 (4.32%) Cramer
7 6 (3.70%) HP
7 6 (3.70%) Oracle
8 5 (3.09%) Business Objects
8 5 (3.09%) EMC
8 5 (3.09%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 5 (3.09%) Greenplum
9 4 (2.47%) Agilent
9 4 (2.47%) Juniper
10 3 (1.85%) SGI
10 3 (1.85%) Anite
10 3 (1.85%) NetCracker
10 3 (1.85%) CheckPoint
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