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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 66 62 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing GSM 6 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.64% 1.30% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 5.20% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£111 - £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £35.50
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
192 250 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.58% 25.03% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 91 63
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £188 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1025.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 11 (68.75%) 3G
2 11 (68.75%) LTE
3 10 (62.50%) 4G
3 10 (62.50%) 2G
4 7 (43.75%) UNIX
4 7 (43.75%) UMTS
5 6 (37.50%) VoIP
6 5 (31.25%) Solaris
6 5 (31.25%) Linux
6 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 5 (31.25%) Megaco
6 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
6 5 (31.25%) MGW
6 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (31.25%) Wireless
7 4 (25.00%) SMPP
7 4 (25.00%) M3UA
7 4 (25.00%) SCTP
7 4 (25.00%) XCAP
7 4 (25.00%) SCCP
7 4 (25.00%) INAP
7 4 (25.00%) TCAP
7 4 (25.00%) HTTP
7 4 (25.00%) SOAP
7 4 (25.00%) LDAP
8 3 (18.75%) SLA
8 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
8 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
8 3 (18.75%) SS7

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) 3G
1 11 (68.75%) LTE
2 10 (62.50%) 4G
2 10 (62.50%) 2G
3 7 (43.75%) UMTS
4 6 (37.50%) VoIP
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
5 5 (31.25%) Megaco
5 5 (31.25%) Wireless
5 5 (31.25%) MGW
6 4 (25.00%) SCTP
6 4 (25.00%) XCAP
6 4 (25.00%) SMPP
6 4 (25.00%) M3UA
6 4 (25.00%) TCAP
6 4 (25.00%) SCCP
6 4 (25.00%) INAP
6 4 (25.00%) LDAP
6 4 (25.00%) HTTP
7 3 (18.75%) SS7
General
1 13 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Customer Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.25%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Radio Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
1 1 (6.25%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Solaris
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Project Management
1 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Network Planning
3 1 (6.25%) eTOM
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Product Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) SOA
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
3 1 (6.25%) BPR
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) VCP4
2 1 (6.25%) HNC
2 1 (6.25%) HND
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
3 2 (12.50%) Nokia
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (6.25%) Comverse
4 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.25%) Huawei
4 1 (6.25%) Nortel
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Sybase
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago