The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 20 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 0.82% 2.00% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 7.69% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£90 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -8.38%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newbury region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 21.31% 26.00% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 5
Average daily rate £325 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 2 (66.67%) GPRS
1 2 (66.67%) UMTS
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Huawei
1 2 (66.67%) LTE
1 2 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) HSPA
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
2 1 (33.33%) RNC
2 1 (33.33%) HSDPA
2 1 (33.33%) 2G
2 1 (33.33%) UTRAN
2 1 (33.33%) DWDM
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) SS7
2 1 (33.33%) VRRP
2 1 (33.33%) INAP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) GPRS
1 2 (66.67%) UMTS
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) LTE
1 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) UTRAN
2 1 (33.33%) DWDM
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) IPv6
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) SS7
2 1 (33.33%) VRRP
2 1 (33.33%) INAP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) RF Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) RF Optimisation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Huawei
1 2 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia