The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 101 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.063% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
-14.75% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.20% -16.66%
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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
190 139 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.88% 13.06% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 88 93
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 20 (100.00%) UMTS
2 19 (95.00%) SLA
3 15 (75.00%) GPRS
3 15 (75.00%) Amdocs
3 15 (75.00%) LTE
4 14 (70.00%) 3G
5 13 (65.00%) 2G
5 13 (65.00%) Change Management
5 13 (65.00%) Fault Management
5 13 (65.00%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
7 8 (40.00%) Network Architecture
8 7 (35.00%) HSPA
8 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
9 5 (25.00%) ATM
9 5 (25.00%) WFM
9 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (25.00%) RNC
9 5 (25.00%) Ericsson
9 5 (25.00%) SDH
9 5 (25.00%) Ethernet
9 5 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 5 (25.00%) Line Management
10 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
10 2 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (10.00%) Mapinfo
10 2 (10.00%) Netcool
11 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
11 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
11 1 (5.00%) SQL

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) UMTS
2 15 (75.00%) GPRS
2 15 (75.00%) LTE
3 14 (70.00%) 3G
4 13 (65.00%) 2G
4 13 (65.00%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (35.00%) HSPA
6 5 (25.00%) ATM
6 5 (25.00%) RNC
6 5 (25.00%) SDH
6 5 (25.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MS Access
General
1 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Support Engineer
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (25.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) RAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Change Management
1 13 (65.00%) Fault Management
2 8 (40.00%) Network Architecture
3 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
4 5 (25.00%) WFM
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Line Management
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (95.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Netcool
1 2 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Amdocs
2 5 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 5 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (10.00%) Mapinfo
4 1 (5.00%) Actix
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft