The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 30 18 5
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.50% 3.13% 11.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 16.00% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 10
Average daily rate
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£318 £240 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.29% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+21.15% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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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 Guildford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
72 25 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 35.64% 19.53% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 29
Average daily rate £320 £250 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (42.86%) Network Management
3 3 (42.86%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) TOGAF
3 3 (42.86%) Greenplum
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) SOA
3 3 (42.86%) UMTS
3 3 (42.86%) CDMA
3 3 (42.86%) GPRS
3 3 (42.86%) PMP
3 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Mapinfo
4 2 (28.57%) Netcool
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 2 (28.57%) BMC
4 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
4 2 (28.57%) 3GPP
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) WCDMA
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) NetCracker
4 2 (28.57%) Huawei
4 2 (28.57%) Cramer

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (42.86%) CDMA
2 3 (42.86%) GPRS
2 3 (42.86%) UMTS
3 2 (28.57%) WCDMA
3 2 (28.57%) 3GPP
3 2 (28.57%) HSDPA
3 2 (28.57%) 2G
3 2 (28.57%) HSUPA
3 2 (28.57%) LTE
4 1 (14.29%) 4G
4 1 (14.29%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (42.86%) OSS Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) OSS Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
1 3 (42.86%) SOA
1 3 (42.86%) TOGAF
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (42.86%) Network Management
2 2 (28.57%) Business Transformation
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) PMP
1 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Netcool
1 2 (28.57%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Greenplum
2 2 (28.57%) Mapinfo
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
2 2 (28.57%) Cramer
2 2 (28.57%) NetCracker
2 2 (28.57%) Huawei
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) BMC
2 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia
3 1 (14.29%) Nortel
3 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks