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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 19 13 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 0.68% 7.77% 4.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.44% 17.78% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate £225 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £265 £283
% change year-on-year
+39.24% -6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
GSM
Berkshire

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
41 90 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 27.89% 43.69% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 42 20
Average daily rate £313 £283 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.61% -33.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £188 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £374 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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

GSM
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) GPRS
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Netcool
2 2 (66.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) HSDPA
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) Infovista
3 1 (33.33%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) HP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) GPRS
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) HSDPA
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Netcool
1 2 (66.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Infovista