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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 434 439 425
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing GSM 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.030% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.25% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+31.20% -18.83%
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
3224 2840 3244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.29% 12.25% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2074 1882 2091
Median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 82 93
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -21.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (70.59%) UMTS
2 11 (64.71%) LTE
3 10 (58.82%) Telecoms
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) 3G
6 4 (23.53%) NSN NetAct
6 4 (23.53%) Firewall
6 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (23.53%) Mapinfo
6 4 (23.53%) GPRS
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) MCSE
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (17.65%) Nokia
7 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
7 3 (17.65%) 2G
7 3 (17.65%) Amdocs
7 3 (17.65%) Change Control
7 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (17.65%) Statistics
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (17.65%) AirWatch
7 3 (17.65%) Samsung

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 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) UMTS
2 11 (64.71%) LTE
3 5 (29.41%) 3G
4 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) GPRS
4 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (17.65%) 2G
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
6 2 (11.76%) 4G
6 2 (11.76%) ATM
6 2 (11.76%) CDMA
6 2 (11.76%) RNC
6 2 (11.76%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (11.76%) SS7
6 2 (11.76%) UTRAN
6 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
7 1 (5.88%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) CppUnit
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 10 (58.82%) Telecoms
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Arabic Language
4 1 (5.88%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Ericsson Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Mobility Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 1 (5.88%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) BlackBerry Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.88%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
1 3 (17.65%) Statistics
2 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
2 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Handset
3 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Mandriva Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Change Control
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Dependency Management
4 1 (5.88%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Network Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Software Audit
4 1 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCSE
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (17.65%) AirWatch
3 2 (11.76%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (5.88%) Cacti
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco CME
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Mapinfo
3 3 (17.65%) Amdocs
3 3 (17.65%) Nokia
3 3 (17.65%) Samsung
4 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.88%) BT
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Dialogic
5 1 (5.88%) Google
5 1 (5.88%) Huawei
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds