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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 77 64 73
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.10% 0.69% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 3.21% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £111 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £265 £283
% change year-on-year
+32.26% -6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
273 187 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.86% 21.44% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £114 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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
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 8 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) GPRS
2 3 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 3 (50.00%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) Network Planning
3 2 (33.33%) HSPA
3 2 (33.33%) Huawei
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) UMTS
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) 2G
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) WiMAX
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) CDMA
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Sybase
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) Infovista
4 1 (16.67%) MGCP
4 1 (16.67%) SS7

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP EHS
1 1 (16.67%) SAP GTS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) GPRS
1 3 (50.00%) LTE
1 3 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 2 (33.33%) 3G
2 2 (33.33%) HSPA
2 2 (33.33%) UMTS
3 1 (16.67%) 2G
3 1 (16.67%) CDMA
3 1 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (16.67%) H.323
3 1 (16.67%) MGCP
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) NGN
3 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (16.67%) SS7
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WiMAX
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Core Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) OSS Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Radio Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Business Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Support
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Support Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Support Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Network Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
2 1 (16.67%) Infovista
2 1 (16.67%) Nokia
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase