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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 9 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing GSM 17 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 10.30% 0.92% 4.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.69% 3.45% 12.82%
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 £334 £250
% change year-on-year
-22.09% +33.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £38.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +8.45%
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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
49 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 29.70% 26.61% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 21
Average daily rate £345 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £90 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 21 (87.50%) GPRS
2 18 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 16 (66.67%) UMTS
4 15 (62.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 15 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (58.33%) LTE
6 13 (54.17%) VoLTE
6 13 (54.17%) 4G
6 13 (54.17%) Wireshark
6 13 (54.17%) HP
7 11 (45.83%) 3G
7 11 (45.83%) Test Management
7 11 (45.83%) Validation
7 11 (45.83%) Test Planning
7 11 (45.83%) Diameter Protocol
8 10 (41.67%) RNC
9 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
9 9 (37.50%) HSDPA
10 7 (29.17%) 2G
11 6 (25.00%) UNIX
11 6 (25.00%) NAS
12 5 (20.83%) Solaris
12 5 (20.83%) Linux
12 5 (20.83%) SMS
12 5 (20.83%) Wireless
12 5 (20.83%) SLA
13 4 (16.67%) MPLS
13 4 (16.67%) Network Planning
14 3 (12.50%) WiMAX
14 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 21 (87.50%) GPRS
2 16 (66.67%) UMTS
3 14 (58.33%) LTE
4 13 (54.17%) 4G
4 13 (54.17%) Wireshark
4 13 (54.17%) VoLTE
5 11 (45.83%) Diameter Protocol
5 11 (45.83%) 3G
6 10 (41.67%) RNC
7 9 (37.50%) HSDPA
8 7 (29.17%) 2G
9 6 (25.00%) NAS
10 5 (20.83%) Wireless
10 5 (20.83%) SMS
11 4 (16.67%) MPLS
12 3 (12.50%) DSL
12 3 (12.50%) WiMAX
12 3 (12.50%) ISUP
12 3 (12.50%) INAP
12 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 18 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Tester
1 15 (62.50%) Technical Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Developer
3 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.83%) Solaris
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (45.83%) Test Management
2 11 (45.83%) Validation
2 11 (45.83%) Test Planning
3 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.67%) Network Planning
5 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.17%) Network Design
7 1 (4.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
Systems Management
1 15 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) Netcool
2 1 (4.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 3 (12.50%) Huawei
3 1 (4.17%) Actix