The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 412 416 411
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing GSM 2 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.028% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.064% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate
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- £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £261
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -8.38%
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
3117 3088 3519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.86% 12.24% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2017 2026 2169
Average daily rate £400 £393 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 168
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Feltham - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (61.54%) UMTS
2 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
3 5 (38.46%) LTE
4 4 (30.77%) Ericsson
5 3 (23.08%) 3G
5 3 (23.08%) ATM
5 3 (23.08%) GPRS
5 3 (23.08%) SDH
5 3 (23.08%) 2G
5 3 (23.08%) Logistics
5 3 (23.08%) Network Design
5 3 (23.08%) Line Management
6 2 (15.38%) WCDMA
6 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) IPv6
7 1 (7.69%) CCIE
7 1 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (7.69%) ISEB
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (7.69%) Internet
7 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (7.69%) Wireless
7 1 (7.69%) Front Office
7 1 (7.69%) Electronics
7 1 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) SCCP
7 1 (7.69%) DAB

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) UMTS
2 5 (38.46%) LTE
3 3 (23.08%) 3G
3 3 (23.08%) ATM
3 3 (23.08%) GPRS
3 3 (23.08%) SDH
3 3 (23.08%) 2G
4 2 (15.38%) WCDMA
4 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.69%) IPv6
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) SCCP
5 1 (7.69%) DAB
5 1 (7.69%) HTTP
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) WLAN
5 1 (7.69%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Front Office
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) RF Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Field Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Voice Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Product Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior RF Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) WAP
1 1 (7.69%) WML
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Logistics
1 3 (23.08%) Network Design
1 3 (23.08%) Line Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) B2B
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
2 1 (7.69%) Product Management
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Ericsson
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (7.69%) Huawei
3 1 (7.69%) Tandberg
3 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
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