The first table below looks at the demand for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 10 July 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 London 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 398 402 390
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing GSM 10 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.044% 0.063% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.52% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 8
Average daily rate
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£285 £338 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £309 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.97% +12.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £23.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2759 2861 3543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.10% 12.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1743 1764 2063
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 126 164
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.87 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% +6.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.23 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -
GSM
England

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the London region over the 3 months to 10 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 4 £285 -18.57% 4
Brentford - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 24 (80.00%) UMTS
2 23 (76.67%) Telecoms
3 16 (53.33%) SDH
4 15 (50.00%) ATM
5 14 (46.67%) Ethernet
6 12 (40.00%) Ericsson
7 10 (33.33%) SLA
8 8 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (23.33%) LTE
9 7 (23.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 6 (20.00%) RNC
11 5 (16.67%) GPRS
11 5 (16.67%) 3G
12 4 (13.33%) WAP
12 4 (13.33%) Network Design
12 4 (13.33%) WFM
12 4 (13.33%) 2G
13 3 (10.00%) Logistics
13 3 (10.00%) 4G
13 3 (10.00%) VoLTE
13 3 (10.00%) WCDMA
13 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (10.00%) 3GPP
13 3 (10.00%) Cisco
14 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
14 2 (6.67%) SMS
14 2 (6.67%) JDBC
14 2 (6.67%) Windows
14 2 (6.67%) Apache
14 2 (6.67%) Flash

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (6.67%) Apache
1 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 24 (80.00%) UMTS
2 16 (53.33%) SDH
3 15 (50.00%) ATM
4 14 (46.67%) Ethernet
5 8 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (23.33%) LTE
7 6 (20.00%) RNC
8 5 (16.67%) 3G
8 5 (16.67%) GPRS
9 4 (13.33%) 2G
10 3 (10.00%) 3GPP
10 3 (10.00%) WCDMA
10 3 (10.00%) VoLTE
10 3 (10.00%) 4G
11 2 (6.67%) HSPA
11 2 (6.67%) RTCP
11 2 (6.67%) RTP
11 2 (6.67%) RFID
11 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (6.67%) VLAN
General
1 23 (76.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) RF Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
3 2 (6.67%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Voice Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Operations Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior RF Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Tester
4 1 (3.33%) Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) WAP
2 2 (6.67%) SyncML
2 2 (6.67%) KML
2 2 (6.67%) WebRTC
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) J2EE
2 2 (6.67%) JDBC
2 2 (6.67%) Flash
2 2 (6.67%) J2ME
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
1 2 (6.67%) W3C
1 2 (6.67%) GIS
1 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
1 2 (6.67%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (3.33%) Handset
2 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Network Design
1 4 (13.33%) WFM
2 3 (10.00%) Logistics
3 2 (6.67%) E-business
3 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Product Management
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) CRM
4 1 (3.33%) B2B
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
2 1 (3.33%) CCIE
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (6.67%) JTAG
3 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Ericsson
2 7 (23.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) Mapinfo
4 2 (6.67%) ESRI
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) Huawei
5 1 (3.33%) Tandberg
5 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.33%) BT
5 1 (3.33%) SGI
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Nokia