The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 126 113 105
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.036% 0.040% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.45% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
+32.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
347 222 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.45% 8.90% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 101 105
Average daily rate £324 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £158 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.82 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £32.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (100.00%) UMTS
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) TETRA
2 1 (50.00%) RNC
2 1 (50.00%) WFM
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) SDH

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (100.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) TETRA
2 1 (50.00%) RNC
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) SDH
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Field Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) WFM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 1 (50.00%) Ericsson