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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 410 424 411
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing GSM 12 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.056% 0.047% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Median daily rate £344 £388 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +35.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £318 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £629 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £261
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -13.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.12% +22.50%
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
3013 3106 2804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.96% 13.26% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2048 2004 1801
Median daily rate £430 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 96 80
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +51 2 £488 +25.80%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 19 (76.00%) UMTS
2 13 (52.00%) Telecoms
3 12 (48.00%) LTE
4 10 (40.00%) GPRS
5 8 (32.00%) CDMA
5 8 (32.00%) SS7
6 7 (28.00%) 3G
6 7 (28.00%) Finance
6 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (28.00%) Unix
6 7 (28.00%) Change Control
6 7 (28.00%) Degree
7 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (24.00%) Oracle
7 6 (24.00%) Sybase
7 6 (24.00%) SLA
7 6 (24.00%) WCDMA
7 6 (24.00%) Mapinfo
7 6 (24.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 5 (20.00%) MGCP
8 5 (20.00%) H.323
8 5 (20.00%) VoIP
8 5 (20.00%) Solaris
8 5 (20.00%) NGN
8 5 (20.00%) Amdocs
9 4 (16.00%) 2G
9 4 (16.00%) NSN NetAct
9 4 (16.00%) Windows
9 4 (16.00%) ITIL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) UMTS
2 12 (48.00%) LTE
3 10 (40.00%) GPRS
4 8 (32.00%) CDMA
4 8 (32.00%) SS7
5 7 (28.00%) 3G
6 6 (24.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (24.00%) WCDMA
7 5 (20.00%) H.323
7 5 (20.00%) MGCP
7 5 (20.00%) NGN
7 5 (20.00%) VoIP
8 4 (16.00%) 2G
9 3 (12.00%) 4G
9 3 (12.00%) DNS
9 3 (12.00%) Firewall
9 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (8.00%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (8.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) CppUnit
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) JMeter
General
1 13 (52.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Arabic Language
4 1 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Core Network Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) Radio Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Network Support
2 5 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Compliance Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Mobility Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Optimisation Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 1 (4.00%) 3G Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) BlackBerry Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Ericsson Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Field Test Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) LTE Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Mobility Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Radio Planner
4 1 (4.00%) VoLTE Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.00%) Statistics
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Unix
2 5 (20.00%) Solaris
3 4 (16.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) Android
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Change Control
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Product Management
3 2 (8.00%) QMS
3 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (4.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Network Design
4 1 (4.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) MCSE
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) ISO 14001
3 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (12.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.00%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Mapinfo
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 6 (24.00%) Sybase
3 5 (20.00%) Amdocs
4 3 (12.00%) Huawei
4 3 (12.00%) Samsung
5 2 (8.00%) EMC
5 2 (8.00%) Nokia
6 1 (4.00%) BT
6 1 (4.00%) Dialogic
6 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
6 1 (4.00%) Google
6 1 (4.00%) Nokia Networks