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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 13 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing GSM 11 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 9.65% 3.48% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.15% 9.33% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £315 £260 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £265 £305
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -13.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
52 75 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 45.61% 37.31% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 10
Average daily rate £350 £260 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £244 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016, 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 13 (92.86%) UMTS
1 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 11 (78.57%) LTE
3 8 (57.14%) RANAP
3 8 (57.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (57.14%) Subversion
3 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 8 (57.14%) C++
3 8 (57.14%) STL
3 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 8 (57.14%) OO
3 8 (57.14%) RTP
3 8 (57.14%) Trac
3 8 (57.14%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (35.71%) GPRS
4 5 (35.71%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (28.57%) 4G
5 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 4 (28.57%) PMI Certification
5 4 (28.57%) 3G
5 4 (28.57%) 2G
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Huawei
6 3 (21.43%) Ericsson
6 3 (21.43%) Nokia
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (14.29%) High Availability
7 2 (14.29%) Line Management

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) UMTS
2 11 (78.57%) LTE
3 8 (57.14%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (57.14%) RANAP
3 8 (57.14%) RTP
3 8 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (35.71%) GPRS
4 5 (35.71%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (28.57%) 2G
5 4 (28.57%) 3G
5 4 (28.57%) 4G
6 2 (14.29%) CDMA
7 1 (7.14%) RNC
7 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Subversion
1 8 (57.14%) Trac
2 1 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) BSS Architect
4 2 (14.29%) BSS Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) GSM Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) LTE Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) OSS Architect
4 2 (14.29%) OSS Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Telecoms Architect
4 2 (14.29%) UMTS Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) UMTS Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (57.14%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) OO
1 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) High Availability
4 2 (14.29%) Line Management
4 2 (14.29%) Network Management
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Fault Management
5 1 (7.14%) Network Design
5 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) C
3 1 (7.14%) MapBasic
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (14.29%) PMP
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (7.14%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Ericsson
1 3 (21.43%) Huawei
1 3 (21.43%) Nokia
2 2 (14.29%) NetCracker
3 1 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (7.14%) BT
3 1 (7.14%) Cerion
3 1 (7.14%) Greenplum
3 1 (7.14%) Mapinfo
3 1 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (7.14%) Nortel
3 1 (7.14%) Siemens
3 1 (7.14%) Talend
3 1 (7.14%) ZTE
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