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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 6 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing GSM 16 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 10.60% 1.53% 3.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.03% 6.45% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £90 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+244.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £313 £308
% change year-on-year
-16.80% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -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
39 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 25.83% 23.66% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 18
Average daily rate £310 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.05% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 41 (87.23%) Telecoms
2 33 (70.21%) UMTS
3 28 (59.57%) GPRS
4 24 (51.06%) LTE
4 24 (51.06%) 4G
5 19 (40.43%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (40.43%) 3G
6 18 (38.30%) VoLTE
7 17 (36.17%) HP
8 16 (34.04%) Requirements Analysis
9 15 (31.91%) Wireless
10 14 (29.79%) Network Planning
11 13 (27.66%) 2G
11 13 (27.66%) Wireshark
11 13 (27.66%) SLA
12 12 (25.53%) Diameter Protocol
13 11 (23.40%) Test Planning
13 11 (23.40%) Test Management
13 11 (23.40%) Validation
14 10 (21.28%) RNC
14 10 (21.28%) WiMAX
14 10 (21.28%) SDH
14 10 (21.28%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (21.28%) Ericsson
14 10 (21.28%) CDMA2000
14 10 (21.28%) MPLS
14 10 (21.28%) DSL
14 10 (21.28%) GPON
14 10 (21.28%) HSPA
15 9 (19.15%) Test Automation

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 33 (70.21%) UMTS
2 28 (59.57%) GPRS
3 24 (51.06%) LTE
3 24 (51.06%) 4G
4 19 (40.43%) 3G
5 18 (38.30%) VoLTE
6 15 (31.91%) Wireless
7 13 (27.66%) 2G
7 13 (27.66%) Wireshark
8 12 (25.53%) Diameter Protocol
9 10 (21.28%) GPON
9 10 (21.28%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (21.28%) HSPA
9 10 (21.28%) WiMAX
9 10 (21.28%) RNC
9 10 (21.28%) CDMA2000
9 10 (21.28%) MPLS
9 10 (21.28%) DSL
9 10 (21.28%) SDH
10 9 (19.15%) HSDPA
General
1 41 (87.23%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Billing
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Tester
2 15 (31.91%) Technical Tester
3 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Design Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Telecoms Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Radio Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.26%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.13%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) UNIX
1 5 (10.64%) Solaris
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Requirements Analysis
2 14 (29.79%) Network Planning
3 11 (23.40%) Validation
3 11 (23.40%) Test Management
3 11 (23.40%) Test Planning
4 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.89%) Project Management
6 4 (8.51%) Network Design
6 4 (8.51%) Logistics
6 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.38%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.38%) CRM
8 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.26%) Network Architecture
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) ISEB
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) SLA
Systems Management
1 19 (40.43%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.51%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) HP
2 10 (21.28%) Ericsson
3 7 (14.89%) Actix
4 6 (12.77%) Huawei
5 2 (4.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.13%) SAP