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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 519 499 424
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -75
Contract jobs citing GSM 66 77 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.11% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 32
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£268 £326 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £202 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £450 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £313 £308
% change year-on-year
-16.80% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 22
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
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
7217 6942 6410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.99% 14.04% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 3762 3419
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 388 431
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 -28 31 £275 -11.29% 10
East of England +3 11 £255 -32.00%
London -13 8 £381 +25.00% 2
North West -14 5 £240 -
West Midlands +7 4 £260 - 3
North East - 2 £255 -
Yorkshire -20 1 - - 1
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GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

1 179 (72.47%) Telecoms
2 172 (69.64%) UMTS
3 120 (48.58%) LTE
4 92 (37.25%) 3G
5 82 (33.20%) GPRS
5 82 (33.20%) Radio Access Network
6 72 (29.15%) Ericsson
7 70 (28.34%) SLA
8 69 (27.94%) 2G
9 66 (26.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 65 (26.32%) 4G
11 60 (24.29%) RNC
12 57 (23.08%) SDH
13 46 (18.62%) Wireless
14 43 (17.41%) Ethernet
15 41 (16.60%) ATM
16 40 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
17 39 (15.79%) Huawei
18 37 (14.98%) WFM
18 37 (14.98%) Line Management
19 34 (13.77%) Network Planning
20 32 (12.96%) HSPA
21 30 (12.15%) HP Quality Center
22 28 (11.34%) VoLTE
23 25 (10.12%) HP
24 24 (9.72%) C
25 23 (9.31%) Nokia
26 21 (8.50%) SS7
26 21 (8.50%) Network Architecture
27 20 (8.10%) Diameter Protocol

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (0.40%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (4.86%) MS Office
1 12 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.81%) MS Project
3 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 172 (69.64%) UMTS
2 120 (48.58%) LTE
3 92 (37.25%) 3G
4 82 (33.20%) GPRS
4 82 (33.20%) Radio Access Network
5 69 (27.94%) 2G
6 65 (26.32%) 4G
7 60 (24.29%) RNC
8 57 (23.08%) SDH
9 46 (18.62%) Wireless
10 43 (17.41%) Ethernet
11 41 (16.60%) ATM
12 32 (12.96%) HSPA
13 28 (11.34%) VoLTE
14 21 (8.50%) SS7
15 20 (8.10%) Diameter Protocol
15 20 (8.10%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (8.10%) WiMAX
16 18 (7.29%) Wireshark
17 17 (6.88%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (0.81%) MS Access
2 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.40%) Big Data
3 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.21%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.81%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.40%) JMeter
3 1 (0.40%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.40%) OpenSTA
General
1 179 (72.47%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.64%) Back Office
2 9 (3.64%) German Language
3 7 (2.83%) Billing
4 6 (2.43%) Finance
5 4 (1.62%) Electronics
6 2 (0.81%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (16.19%) Field Engineer
2 22 (8.91%) Tester
3 19 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 16 (6.48%) Analyst
4 16 (6.48%) Performance Engineer
5 15 (6.07%) Technical Tester
6 13 (5.26%) Radio Engineer
7 12 (4.86%) RAN Engineer
8 9 (3.64%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.24%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (3.24%) RF Engineer
9 8 (3.24%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 7 (2.83%) Wireless Engineer
10 7 (2.83%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.43%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.43%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (2.02%) Administrator
13 4 (1.62%) Design Engineer
13 4 (1.62%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.43%) SOAP
2 2 (0.81%) WAP
3 1 (0.40%) XMPP
3 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.40%) WCF
3 1 (0.40%) WPF
3 1 (0.40%) WF
3 1 (0.40%) LINQ
3 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.40%) XML
3 1 (0.40%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.40%) .NET
3 1 (0.40%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.86%) Statistics
1 12 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.02%) Handset
3 4 (1.62%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.81%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.81%) PMI
4 2 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.40%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.40%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.40%) GIS
5 1 (0.40%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.86%) Linux
2 7 (2.83%) UNIX
3 5 (2.02%) Solaris
4 3 (1.21%) Windows
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.98%) WFM
2 37 (14.98%) Line Management
3 34 (13.77%) Network Planning
4 21 (8.50%) Network Architecture
5 18 (7.29%) Change Management
6 17 (6.88%) Network Design
7 16 (6.48%) Project Management
7 16 (6.48%) Requirements Analysis
8 15 (6.07%) Fault Management
8 15 (6.07%) Test Automation
9 13 (5.26%) Performance Management
10 12 (4.86%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.45%) Validation
11 11 (4.45%) Software Testing
11 11 (4.45%) Test Management
11 11 (4.45%) Performance Engineering
11 11 (4.45%) Test Planning
12 10 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (4.05%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.72%) C
2 13 (5.26%) SQL
3 10 (4.05%) Embedded C
4 9 (3.64%) C++
5 8 (3.24%) Embedded C++
6 5 (2.02%) Python
7 4 (1.62%) Java
8 3 (1.21%) VBA
9 2 (0.81%) VC++
9 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.81%) MapBasic
10 1 (0.40%) C#
10 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (7.29%) Degree
2 11 (4.45%) ISEB
3 10 (4.05%) HNC
4 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.81%) MBA
6 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.40%) HND
6 1 (0.40%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (28.34%) SLA
2 18 (7.29%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) JTAG
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) NDS
Systems Management
1 30 (12.15%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (5.26%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (2.02%) Netcool
Vendors
1 72 (29.15%) Ericsson
2 66 (26.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 39 (15.79%) Huawei
4 25 (10.12%) HP
5 23 (9.31%) Nokia
6 19 (7.69%) Mapinfo
6 19 (7.69%) Amdocs
7 13 (5.26%) Nortel
8 11 (4.45%) Siemens
9 9 (3.64%) Actix
10 8 (3.24%) Microsoft
11 6 (2.43%) ZTE
12 5 (2.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 5 (2.02%) Cisco
13 2 (0.81%) SAP
13 2 (0.81%) Oracle
13 2 (0.81%) Remedy
13 2 (0.81%) BT
14 1 (0.40%) Atmel
14 1 (0.40%) TEOCO
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