The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 48 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GSM 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.63% - 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% - 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £250 £261
% change year-on-year
+26.50% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -5.33%
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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 Gloucestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
99 42 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.71% 16.34% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 16 35
Average daily rate £288 £290 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -64.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GSM across the Gloucestershire region.

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Gloucestershire region.

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

GSM
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) UMTS
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (66.67%) STL
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) UMTS
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++