The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 60 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing GSM 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 0.21% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.29% 1.14% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £260 £305
% change year-on-year
+2.88% -14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.20%
GSM
Berkshire

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
175 176 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.18% 18.90% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 75 81
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £182 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.56 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £11.75 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.29 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 27 July 2016, 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 Reading region with a requirement for GSM.

1 6 (100.00%) UMTS
2 4 (66.67%) Huawei
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (50.00%) UTRAN
4 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
4 2 (33.33%) Sybase
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) CDMA
4 2 (33.33%) GPRS
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Back Office
5 1 (16.67%) MGW
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (16.67%) Presales
5 1 (16.67%) ISDN
5 1 (16.67%) PSTN
5 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Solaris
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
5 1 (16.67%) ATM
5 1 (16.67%) MGCP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 6 (100.00%) UMTS
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (50.00%) UTRAN
4 2 (33.33%) CDMA
4 2 (33.33%) GPRS
4 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
5 1 (16.67%) ATM
5 1 (16.67%) ISDN
5 1 (16.67%) Megaco
5 1 (16.67%) MGCP
5 1 (16.67%) NGN
5 1 (16.67%) PSTN
5 1 (16.67%) SS7
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Optimisation Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Presales
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Huawei
2 2 (33.33%) Sybase
3 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle