The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 60 84 54
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -30
Contract jobs citing GSM 11 5 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 0.45% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.79% 1.92% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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£450 - £240
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 - £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £261 £268
% change year-on-year
+20.57% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
190 260 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.99% 23.57% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 101 110
Average daily rate £350 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -14.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Reading

GSM
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

GSM Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 11 (64.71%) LTE
3 10 (58.82%) 3G
4 9 (52.94%) 2G
5 8 (47.06%) 4G
5 8 (47.06%) Wireless
6 7 (41.18%) QA
7 6 (35.29%) UNIX
8 5 (29.41%) Solaris
8 5 (29.41%) Linux
8 5 (29.41%) GPRS
8 5 (29.41%) UMTS
8 5 (29.41%) VoIP
8 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
8 5 (29.41%) DNS
8 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (23.53%) MGW
9 4 (23.53%) SCTP
9 4 (23.53%) XCAP
9 4 (23.53%) M3UA
9 4 (23.53%) HTTP
9 4 (23.53%) Ericsson
9 4 (23.53%) WCDMA
9 4 (23.53%) CDMA
9 4 (23.53%) LDAP
9 4 (23.53%) SOAP
9 4 (23.53%) Degree
9 4 (23.53%) SMPP
9 4 (23.53%) Megaco
9 4 (23.53%) TCAP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) LTE
2 10 (58.82%) 3G
3 9 (52.94%) 2G
4 8 (47.06%) 4G
4 8 (47.06%) Wireless
5 5 (29.41%) GPRS
5 5 (29.41%) UMTS
5 5 (29.41%) VoIP
5 5 (29.41%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) MGW
6 4 (23.53%) SCTP
6 4 (23.53%) XCAP
6 4 (23.53%) M3UA
6 4 (23.53%) HTTP
6 4 (23.53%) WCDMA
6 4 (23.53%) CDMA
6 4 (23.53%) LDAP
6 4 (23.53%) SMPP
6 4 (23.53%) Megaco
6 4 (23.53%) TCAP
General
1 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Customer Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Radio Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.88%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
1 1 (5.88%) Machine to Machine
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) UNIX
2 5 (29.41%) Solaris
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
1 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Product Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.88%) eTOM
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
3 1 (5.88%) BPR
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) SOA
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HNC
2 1 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
2 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) NDS
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
2 4 (23.53%) Ericsson
3 3 (17.65%) Nokia
4 2 (11.76%) Huawei
4 2 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (5.88%) Comverse
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Nortel
5 1 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (5.88%) Siemens
5 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle