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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 9 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing GSM 14 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 8.14% 3.88% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.89% 17.24% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
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£260 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £263 £308
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
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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
36 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 20.93% 22.48% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 23
Average daily rate £290 £175 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £165.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +573.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the Newbury region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

GSM Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 44 (97.78%) Telecoms
2 29 (64.44%) UMTS
3 26 (57.78%) 4G
4 22 (48.89%) LTE
5 21 (46.67%) 3G
6 19 (42.22%) 2G
6 19 (42.22%) Wireless
7 18 (40.00%) Network Planning
8 15 (33.33%) Ericsson
8 15 (33.33%) GPRS
9 13 (28.89%) SLA
9 13 (28.89%) WiMAX
10 12 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (26.67%) GPON
10 12 (26.67%) SDH
10 12 (26.67%) CDMA2000
10 12 (26.67%) MPLS
10 12 (26.67%) DSL
10 12 (26.67%) HSPA
11 11 (24.44%) Radio Access Network
11 11 (24.44%) Actix
12 10 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (22.22%) Project Management
12 10 (22.22%) VoLTE
13 8 (17.78%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (17.78%) SS7
13 8 (17.78%) HP
13 8 (17.78%) C
13 8 (17.78%) NSN NetAct
13 8 (17.78%) SIGTRAN

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) UMTS
2 26 (57.78%) 4G
3 22 (48.89%) LTE
4 21 (46.67%) 3G
5 19 (42.22%) 2G
5 19 (42.22%) Wireless
6 15 (33.33%) GPRS
7 13 (28.89%) WiMAX
8 12 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (26.67%) GPON
8 12 (26.67%) SDH
8 12 (26.67%) CDMA2000
8 12 (26.67%) MPLS
8 12 (26.67%) DSL
8 12 (26.67%) HSPA
9 11 (24.44%) Radio Access Network
10 10 (22.22%) VoLTE
11 8 (17.78%) SS7
11 8 (17.78%) SIGTRAN
12 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 44 (97.78%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Radio Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Tester
2 6 (13.33%) Design Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Telecoms Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (4.44%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.44%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.22%) Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Network Planning
2 10 (22.22%) Project Management
3 8 (17.78%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (15.56%) Logistics
5 6 (13.33%) Network Design
6 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.89%) CRM
7 2 (4.44%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.22%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) C
2 1 (2.22%) Python
2 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
1 2 (4.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (17.78%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 11 (24.44%) Actix
3 8 (17.78%) HP
3 8 (17.78%) Huawei
4 3 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) Nokia
6 1 (2.22%) Nortel
6 1 (2.22%) NetHawk