The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 65 65 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing GSM 5 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.55% 0.64% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 2.67% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate
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- £313 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £308 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
259 225 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.56% 24.04% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 81 96
Average daily rate £338 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.85% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £131 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +42.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £17.20 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
GSM
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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 11 July 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 16 (94.12%) Telecoms
2 12 (70.59%) 2G
2 12 (70.59%) 3G
2 12 (70.59%) 4G
3 11 (64.71%) Network Architecture
4 10 (58.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (58.82%) Problem Management
4 10 (58.82%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (58.82%) Change Management
5 6 (35.29%) WCDMA
6 5 (29.41%) CDMA
6 5 (29.41%) GPRS
7 4 (23.53%) Wireless
7 4 (23.53%) QA
8 3 (17.65%) MPLS
9 2 (11.76%) SDH
9 2 (11.76%) SONET
9 2 (11.76%) DWDM
9 2 (11.76%) NGN
10 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (5.88%) HSPA
10 1 (5.88%) LTE
10 1 (5.88%) MGW
10 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
10 1 (5.88%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (5.88%) Front Office
10 1 (5.88%) WiMAX
10 1 (5.88%) Network Planning
10 1 (5.88%) Huawei
10 1 (5.88%) 3GPP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) 3G
1 12 (70.59%) 2G
1 12 (70.59%) 4G
2 6 (35.29%) WCDMA
3 5 (29.41%) CDMA
3 5 (29.41%) GPRS
4 4 (23.53%) Wireless
5 3 (17.65%) MPLS
6 2 (11.76%) SONET
6 2 (11.76%) DWDM
6 2 (11.76%) SDH
6 2 (11.76%) NGN
7 1 (5.88%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (5.88%) HSPA
7 1 (5.88%) LTE
7 1 (5.88%) MGW
7 1 (5.88%) 3GPP
7 1 (5.88%) UMTS
7 1 (5.88%) ATM
7 1 (5.88%) ISDN
General
1 16 (94.12%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1 (5.88%) Consultant
1 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
1 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
1 1 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
1 1 (5.88%) IP Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
1 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Network Architecture
2 10 (58.82%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (58.82%) Change Management
2 10 (58.82%) Problem Management
2 10 (58.82%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Sybase
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Huawei