The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hampshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 107 99 86
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing GSM 5 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.24% 0.64% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 3.36% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £400 £293 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% +1.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +3.67%
Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
418 327 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 19.99% 18.97% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 178 157
Average daily rate £363 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 57 70
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £15.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
GSM
South East

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
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southampton -9 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
Fareham - - - -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (100.00%) LTE
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) UMTS
3 2 (40.00%) SMTP
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) Tcl
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) 3GPP
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (40.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) HSPA
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) OO

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
2 3 (60.00%) UMTS
3 2 (40.00%) SMTP
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (40.00%) HSPA
3 2 (40.00%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) GUI Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Certification Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Web Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Tcl
3 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared