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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 20 17
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford - 3.23% 7.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 17.39% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- £385 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £315 £308
% change year-on-year
-17.46% +2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
GSM
Surrey

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
35 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 27.34% 18.55% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 15
Average daily rate £350 £385 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +71.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
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 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 15 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) UMTS
1 7 (77.78%) Mapinfo
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Monte Carlo Method
3 5 (55.56%) LTE
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 2 (22.22%) VBA
4 2 (22.22%) 3G
4 2 (22.22%) MapBasic
4 2 (22.22%) Network Planning
4 2 (22.22%) RNC
4 2 (22.22%) Statistics
5 1 (11.11%) TEOCO

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) UMTS
2 5 (55.56%) LTE
3 2 (22.22%) 3G
3 2 (22.22%) RNC
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) RF Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Radio Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Monte Carlo Method
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBA
2 2 (22.22%) MapBasic
2 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Mapinfo
2 1 (11.11%) TEOCO