The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 94 -
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.12% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £260 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
GSM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
284 197 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.26% 12.12% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 96 64
Median daily rate £378 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 14
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -56.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GSM across the Manchester region.

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Manchester region.

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

GSM
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for GSM.

1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) CAD
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) GIS
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 1 (50.00%) HSPA
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) HSPA
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CAD
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA