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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 419 405 405
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing GSM 10 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.046% 0.072% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.54% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Median daily rate £450 £363 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +27.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £150 £260
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -42.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.56% +13.07%
GSM
England

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
2879 2966 2719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 13.33% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 1935 1829
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 92 80
Median hourly rate £21.34 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.15% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the London region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

GSM Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the London region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +37 2 £500 +29.03%
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 London region with a requirement for GSM.

1 15 (78.95%) UMTS
2 10 (52.63%) GPRS
3 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
4 7 (36.84%) SS7
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) Sybase
4 7 (36.84%) Unix
4 7 (36.84%) WCDMA
4 7 (36.84%) SLA
4 7 (36.84%) CDMA
4 7 (36.84%) Degree
4 7 (36.84%) LTE
5 6 (31.58%) Change Control
5 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
5 6 (31.58%) NGN
5 6 (31.58%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) VoIP
5 6 (31.58%) Solaris
5 6 (31.58%) H.323
5 6 (31.58%) MGCP
6 5 (26.32%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) Amdocs
7 4 (21.05%) 3G
7 4 (21.05%) Mapinfo
8 3 (15.79%) Windows
8 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (10.53%) Huawei

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 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) UMTS
2 10 (52.63%) GPRS
3 7 (36.84%) CDMA
3 7 (36.84%) LTE
3 7 (36.84%) SS7
3 7 (36.84%) WCDMA
4 6 (31.58%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (31.58%) H.323
4 6 (31.58%) MGCP
4 6 (31.58%) NGN
4 6 (31.58%) VoIP
5 4 (21.05%) 3G
6 2 (10.53%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) Firewall
6 2 (10.53%) GGSN
6 2 (10.53%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (10.53%) SGSN
6 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.53%) VoWiFi
6 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
General
1 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Back Office
4 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Core Network Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Network Support
2 6 (31.58%) Network Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Field Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Mobility Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) VoLTE Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Handset
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Unix
2 6 (31.58%) Solaris
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 2 (10.53%) Android
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Change Control
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Product Management
2 2 (10.53%) QMS
2 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) ISO 14001
3 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) AirWatch
1 2 (10.53%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
1 7 (36.84%) Sybase
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Amdocs
3 4 (21.05%) Mapinfo
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) Huawei
5 1 (5.26%) BT
5 1 (5.26%) Nokia
5 1 (5.26%) Nokia Networks