The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England / North West
Rank 134 150 128
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs citing GSM 3 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.13% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.85% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £208 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.95%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -13.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
416 585 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.81% 14.93% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 319 187
Median daily rate £378 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GSM across the North West region.

GSM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the North West region.

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

GSM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +25 3 - - 1
GSM
England

GSM
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for GSM.

1 4 (100.00%) 4G
2 3 (75.00%) 3G
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) 2G
3 2 (50.00%) Network Planning
3 2 (50.00%) UMTS
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Node B
4 1 (25.00%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (25.00%) RNC
4 1 (25.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (25.00%) LTE
4 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (25.00%) Amdocs
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Change Control

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
2 3 (75.00%) 3G
3 2 (50.00%) 2G
3 2 (50.00%) UMTS
4 1 (25.00%) LTE
4 1 (25.00%) Node B
4 1 (25.00%) RNC
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Performance Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Network Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Amdocs
1 1 (25.00%) Ericsson