The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 129 129
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.067% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.60% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £150 £260
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -42.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +13.07%
GSM
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
555 334 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.14% 11.17% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 144 178
Median daily rate £330 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 18
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.33 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GSM across the Scotland region.

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Scotland region.

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

GSM
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for GSM.

1 2 (100.00%) UMTS
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
1 2 (100.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) 4G
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
1 2 (100.00%) UMTS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Optimisation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (50.00%) Huawei
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy