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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 14 18 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing GSM 11 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 5.91% 5.03% 16.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.28% 16.00% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
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£293 £400 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +48.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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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
72 50 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 38.71% 31.45% 51.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 12
Average daily rate £283 £403 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.81% +49.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £350 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £430 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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

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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 29 January 2015, 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 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 8 (72.73%) 4G
3 7 (63.64%) UMTS
4 6 (54.55%) 3G
4 6 (54.55%) 2G
4 6 (54.55%) LTE
5 5 (45.45%) Ericsson
6 4 (36.36%) SLA
6 4 (36.36%) Wireless
7 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (27.27%) Project Management
7 3 (27.27%) WiMAX
7 3 (27.27%) Network Planning
7 3 (27.27%) Logistics
8 2 (18.18%) SDH
8 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (18.18%) HP
8 2 (18.18%) CDMA2000
8 2 (18.18%) MPLS
8 2 (18.18%) DSL
8 2 (18.18%) SS7
8 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 2 (18.18%) GPRS
8 2 (18.18%) C
8 2 (18.18%) HSPA
8 2 (18.18%) Actix
8 2 (18.18%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (18.18%) GPON
8 2 (18.18%) Huawei

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 8 (72.73%) 4G
2 7 (63.64%) UMTS
3 6 (54.55%) 3G
3 6 (54.55%) 2G
3 6 (54.55%) LTE
4 4 (36.36%) Wireless
5 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (27.27%) WiMAX
6 2 (18.18%) SDH
6 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (18.18%) CDMA2000
6 2 (18.18%) MPLS
6 2 (18.18%) DSL
6 2 (18.18%) SS7
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) GPRS
6 2 (18.18%) HSPA
6 2 (18.18%) GPON
6 2 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (18.18%) VoLTE
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Tester
1 2 (18.18%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
1 3 (27.27%) Network Planning
1 3 (27.27%) Logistics
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Ericsson
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Actix
2 2 (18.18%) Huawei
3 1 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Nortel
3 1 (9.09%) Nokia
3 1 (9.09%) NetHawk
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