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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 73 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing GSM 4 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.41% 1.15% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.96% 4.71% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £260 £260
% change year-on-year
-1.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
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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
204 255 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.01% 24.54% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 91 75
Average daily rate £350 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £189 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 4 May 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 11 (91.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (58.33%) 2G
2 7 (58.33%) 3G
2 7 (58.33%) LTE
2 7 (58.33%) 4G
3 6 (50.00%) UNIX
4 5 (41.67%) UMTS
4 5 (41.67%) VoIP
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (33.33%) Solaris
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) Megaco
5 4 (33.33%) MGW
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (25.00%) M3UA
6 3 (25.00%) SCTP
6 3 (25.00%) XCAP
6 3 (25.00%) TCAP
6 3 (25.00%) SMPP
6 3 (25.00%) SCCP
6 3 (25.00%) INAP
6 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 3 (25.00%) SS7
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) GPRS
6 3 (25.00%) LDAP
6 3 (25.00%) SOAP
6 3 (25.00%) 3GPP
7 2 (16.67%) CDMA

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) 2G
1 7 (58.33%) 3G
1 7 (58.33%) LTE
1 7 (58.33%) 4G
2 5 (41.67%) UMTS
2 5 (41.67%) VoIP
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) Megaco
3 4 (33.33%) MGW
4 3 (25.00%) M3UA
4 3 (25.00%) SCTP
4 3 (25.00%) XCAP
4 3 (25.00%) TCAP
4 3 (25.00%) SMPP
4 3 (25.00%) SCCP
4 3 (25.00%) INAP
4 3 (25.00%) HTTP
4 3 (25.00%) SS7
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) GPRS
General
1 11 (91.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Customer Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
1 1 (8.33%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) BPR
2 1 (8.33%) Product Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) eTOM
2 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) SOA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) HNC
1 1 (8.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Comverse
3 1 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Sybase
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