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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 571 510 532
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +22
Contract jobs citing GSM 35 103 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 1.37% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 46 21
Median daily rate £275 £150 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £121 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £363 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £150 £260
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -42.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Median hourly rate £36.25 £36.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £36.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £93.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +13.07%
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
7683 7496 6607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.60% 14.97% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4733 4276 3640
Median daily rate £400 £353 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 432 383
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +35.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -45 11 £230 +53.33% 4
London 0 10 £450 +20.00% 1
North West -15 6 £275 +5.76%
East of England +9 4 £270 +20.00%
Yorkshire -5 2 £130 +6.12%
East Midlands +6 1 £275 -
North East - 1 £275 -
GSM
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GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 69 (71.88%) UMTS
2 60 (62.50%) Telecoms
3 42 (43.75%) LTE
4 29 (30.21%) GPRS
5 27 (28.13%) 3G
6 25 (26.04%) Diameter Protocol
7 23 (23.96%) WCDMA
8 22 (22.92%) SLA
8 22 (22.92%) 2G
8 22 (22.92%) 4G
9 21 (21.88%) Unix
10 20 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
11 19 (19.79%) SS7
12 18 (18.75%) Sybase
12 18 (18.75%) CDMA
13 17 (17.71%) Oracle
13 17 (17.71%) Huawei
14 16 (16.67%) Oracle Database
14 16 (16.67%) Solaris
14 16 (16.67%) Linux
14 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 16 (16.67%) Project Management
15 14 (14.58%) Finance
16 13 (13.54%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (13.54%) Nokia
16 13 (13.54%) VoIP
16 13 (13.54%) Software Engineering
17 12 (12.50%) Ericsson
18 11 (11.46%) H.323
18 11 (11.46%) MGCP

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 5 (5.21%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.29%) MS Office
2 7 (7.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.08%) MS Project
3 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.04%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (71.88%) UMTS
2 42 (43.75%) LTE
3 29 (30.21%) GPRS
4 27 (28.13%) 3G
5 25 (26.04%) Diameter Protocol
6 23 (23.96%) WCDMA
7 22 (22.92%) 2G
7 22 (22.92%) 4G
8 20 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
9 19 (19.79%) SS7
10 18 (18.75%) CDMA
11 13 (13.54%) VoIP
11 13 (13.54%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (11.46%) H.323
12 11 (11.46%) MGCP
12 11 (11.46%) NGN
12 11 (11.46%) TCP/IP
13 9 (9.38%) RANAP
13 9 (9.38%) RTP
14 8 (8.33%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.21%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.04%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Subversion
1 9 (9.38%) Trac
2 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 14 (14.58%) Finance
3 5 (5.21%) Electronics
4 4 (4.17%) Back Office
5 2 (2.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (16.67%) Core Network Engineer
1 16 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.58%) Support Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) Network Support
3 12 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 11 (11.46%) Radio Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Implementation Controller
6 6 (6.25%) Optimisation Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.25%) Service Manager
6 6 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Technical Support
6 6 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Telecoms Manager
7 5 (5.21%) Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.17%) ITIL Service Manager
8 4 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (9.38%) STL
2 4 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (2.08%) WebRTC
4 1 (1.04%) HTML5
4 1 (1.04%) WAP
4 1 (1.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.21%) PMI
3 3 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (3.13%) Statistics
4 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.04%) Contactless
5 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.04%) EMV
5 1 (1.04%) Handset
5 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.04%) PKI
5 1 (1.04%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.04%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.88%) Unix
2 16 (16.67%) Linux
2 16 (16.67%) Solaris
3 5 (5.21%) Windows
4 2 (2.08%) Android
4 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.08%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.67%) Project Management
2 13 (13.54%) Software Engineering
3 11 (11.46%) ITIL
4 9 (9.38%) Change Control
4 9 (9.38%) Cross-Platform Development
4 9 (9.38%) OO
5 8 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (7.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.25%) Network Architecture
7 6 (6.25%) Network Planning
8 5 (5.21%) Fault Management
8 5 (5.21%) Logistics
8 5 (5.21%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.13%) Change Management
9 3 (3.13%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (3.13%) Line Management
9 3 (3.13%) Network Design
9 3 (3.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) C++
2 6 (6.25%) C
3 4 (4.17%) SQL
4 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.04%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.04%) Java
5 1 (1.04%) MapBasic
5 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (11.46%) Degree
2 5 (5.21%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.17%) ISEB
3 4 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.08%) MCSE
4 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.04%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.92%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) Firmware
2 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.08%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.08%) Netcool
3 1 (1.04%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 18 (18.75%) Sybase
2 17 (17.71%) Huawei
2 17 (17.71%) Oracle
3 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 13 (13.54%) Nokia
5 12 (12.50%) Ericsson
6 10 (10.42%) Mapinfo
6 10 (10.42%) Nokia Networks
7 8 (8.33%) Amdocs
8 7 (7.29%) BT
9 5 (5.21%) Cisco
9 5 (5.21%) SAP
9 5 (5.21%) Virgin Media
10 3 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (3.13%) Remedy
10 3 (3.13%) Siemens
10 3 (3.13%) Tellabs
11 2 (2.08%) Arqiva
11 2 (2.08%) EMC
11 2 (2.08%) Telindus
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