The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England / London
Rank 400 416 406
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing GSM 6 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.031% 0.043% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.34% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £315 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2473 2673 2868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.72% 12.64% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1670 1750 1850
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 88
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.62 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.88% +13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in London

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in London

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in London

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for GSM.

1 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 8 (72.73%) UMTS
2 8 (72.73%) LTE
3 7 (63.64%) GPRS
4 6 (54.55%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (54.55%) People Management
4 6 (54.55%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (54.55%) Network Management
4 6 (54.55%) Statistics
4 6 (54.55%) GGSN
4 6 (54.55%) Problem Management
4 6 (54.55%) Fault Management
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (54.55%) Capacity Management
4 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
4 6 (54.55%) VoIP
4 6 (54.55%) Front Office
4 6 (54.55%) Back Office
4 6 (54.55%) Validation
4 6 (54.55%) Network Design
4 6 (54.55%) Huawei
4 6 (54.55%) SMTP
4 6 (54.55%) DHCP
4 6 (54.55%) SNMP
4 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (54.55%) DNS
4 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) LTE
1 8 (72.73%) UMTS
2 7 (63.64%) GPRS
3 6 (54.55%) DHCP
3 6 (54.55%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 6 (54.55%) GGSN
3 6 (54.55%) SMTP
3 6 (54.55%) SNMP
3 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
3 6 (54.55%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) 3G
4 1 (9.09%) DSL
4 1 (9.09%) TETRA
4 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (9.09%) WiMAX
General
1 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 6 (54.55%) Back Office
2 6 (54.55%) Front Office
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Back Office Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Commissioning Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Field Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) GSM Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Payments Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
1 1 (9.09%) Handset
1 1 (9.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Capacity Management
1 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
1 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (54.55%) Fault Management
1 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (54.55%) Network Design
1 6 (54.55%) Network Management
1 6 (54.55%) People Management
1 6 (54.55%) Problem Management
1 6 (54.55%) Statistics
1 6 (54.55%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Huawei
2 1 (9.09%) BT
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft