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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 120 105
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire - 0.048% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.24% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £265 £283
% change year-on-year
+39.24% -6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
GSM
South East

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
503 419 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 26.53% 20.22% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 201 181
Average daily rate £375 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £198 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) 3GPP
1 3 (60.00%) UMTS
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) Anite
1 3 (60.00%) LTE
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Atmel
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) GPRS
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) 3GPP
1 3 (60.00%) LTE
1 3 (60.00%) UMTS
2 1 (20.00%) GPRS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) C Programmer
1 1 (20.00%) Programmer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Anite
2 1 (20.00%) Atmel