The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 111 94 114
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Contract jobs citing GSM 7 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.34% 0.65% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 3.68% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£313 £273 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.67% -39.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £250 £261
% change year-on-year
+26.50% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £35.25 £35.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.05 £25.50 £25.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £41.00 £33.95
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 Hampshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
487 299 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 23.50% 17.62% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 171 131
Average daily rate £340 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 43
Average hourly rate £36.25 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.79% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

GSM
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

GSM Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 9 (69.23%) LTE
2 7 (53.85%) GPRS
2 7 (53.85%) 3GPP
3 6 (46.15%) 3G
3 6 (46.15%) 2G
3 6 (46.15%) 4G
3 6 (46.15%) Android
4 5 (38.46%) Python
4 5 (38.46%) UMTS
5 4 (30.77%) C++
5 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
6 3 (23.08%) C
6 3 (23.08%) Perl
6 3 (23.08%) HSPA
7 2 (15.38%) Agilent
7 2 (15.38%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Digital Media
7 2 (15.38%) Tcl
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 2 (15.38%) Anite
8 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (7.69%) Handset
8 1 (7.69%) VHDL
8 1 (7.69%) Verilog
8 1 (7.69%) TDMA
8 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
8 1 (7.69%) CDMA
8 1 (7.69%) HSDPA

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) LTE
2 7 (53.85%) GPRS
2 7 (53.85%) 3GPP
3 6 (46.15%) 3G
3 6 (46.15%) 4G
3 6 (46.15%) 2G
4 5 (38.46%) UMTS
5 3 (23.08%) HSPA
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 1 (7.69%) TDMA
7 1 (7.69%) HSDPA
7 1 (7.69%) PPP
7 1 (7.69%) IPv6
7 1 (7.69%) CDMA
7 1 (7.69%) HSUPA
7 1 (7.69%) OFDM
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Certification Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.69%) ASIC
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) VHDL
2 1 (7.69%) Verilog
2 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
2 1 (7.69%) UML
2 1 (7.69%) OO
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) C
3 3 (23.08%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) Tcl
5 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 1 (7.69%) R
5 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) HND
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Anite
1 2 (15.38%) Agilent