The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 97 105 74
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -31
Contract jobs citing GSM 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.15% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 1.26% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £114 - £268
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £308 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.53% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £122.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+31.20% -18.83%
GSM
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
181 238 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.29% 14.58% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 166 73
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £533 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £115.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -84.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

GSM
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for GSM.

1 4 (100.00%) UMTS
1 4 (100.00%) 3G
1 4 (100.00%) 2G
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
2 3 (75.00%) Change Control
2 3 (75.00%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Amdocs
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) 2G
1 4 (100.00%) 3G
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
1 4 (100.00%) UMTS
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Amdocs
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia