The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 258 207 224
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +17
Contract jobs citing GSM 11 53 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.57% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 2.87% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 28 5
Median daily rate £230 £163 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £150 £263
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £36.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +33.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
GSM
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1912 1846 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.83% 19.78% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 891 713
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 105 104
Median hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

GSM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -35 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 2 - - 1
Hampshire +2 1 - -
Surrey -19 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £230 -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for GSM.

1 33 (76.74%) Telecoms
2 31 (72.09%) UMTS
3 22 (51.16%) LTE
4 20 (46.51%) Diameter Protocol
5 16 (37.21%) GPRS
6 14 (32.56%) WCDMA
7 12 (27.91%) 3G
7 12 (27.91%) 4G
8 11 (25.58%) CDMA
8 11 (25.58%) Sybase
8 11 (25.58%) Unix
9 10 (23.26%) Solaris
9 10 (23.26%) Oracle
9 10 (23.26%) SS7
9 10 (23.26%) 2G
9 10 (23.26%) Oracle Database
10 9 (20.93%) Trac
10 9 (20.93%) Cross-Platform Development
10 9 (20.93%) Subversion
10 9 (20.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
10 9 (20.93%) RANAP
10 9 (20.93%) RTP
10 9 (20.93%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (20.93%) Linux
10 9 (20.93%) OO
10 9 (20.93%) STL
10 9 (20.93%) ITIL
10 9 (20.93%) C++
11 8 (18.60%) SLA

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.63%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (72.09%) UMTS
2 22 (51.16%) LTE
3 20 (46.51%) Diameter Protocol
4 16 (37.21%) GPRS
5 14 (32.56%) WCDMA
6 12 (27.91%) 3G
6 12 (27.91%) 4G
7 11 (25.58%) CDMA
8 10 (23.26%) 2G
8 10 (23.26%) SS7
9 9 (20.93%) RANAP
9 9 (20.93%) RTP
9 9 (20.93%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (13.95%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (13.95%) VoIP
11 5 (11.63%) H.323
11 5 (11.63%) MGCP
11 5 (11.63%) NGN
12 4 (9.30%) VoLTE
13 3 (6.98%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Subversion
1 9 (20.93%) Trac
General
1 33 (76.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Core Network Engineer
1 9 (20.93%) Network Engineer
1 9 (20.93%) Software Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) C++ Software Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Network Support
3 6 (13.95%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Service Manager
3 6 (13.95%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Technical Support
3 6 (13.95%) Technical Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Telecoms Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL Manager
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL Service Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.98%) GSM Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Optimisation Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (20.93%) STL
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) HTML5
2 1 (2.33%) WebRTC
2 1 (2.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.65%) PMI
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Unix
2 10 (23.26%) Solaris
3 9 (20.93%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Cross-Platform Development
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
1 9 (20.93%) OO
1 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
2 7 (16.28%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.30%) Project Management
4 3 (6.98%) Network Planning
4 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.65%) Fault Management
5 2 (4.65%) High Availability
5 2 (4.65%) Presales
5 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.65%) Release Management
5 2 (4.65%) Service Management
6 1 (2.33%) Test Management
6 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) C++
2 2 (4.65%) C
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Sybase
2 10 (23.26%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) Huawei
4 4 (9.30%) Ericsson
4 4 (9.30%) Nokia
5 3 (6.98%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (4.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (4.65%) Arqiva
6 2 (4.65%) BT
6 2 (4.65%) HP
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.65%) NetCracker
6 2 (4.65%) Siemens
6 2 (4.65%) Telindus
6 2 (4.65%) Virgin Media
6 2 (4.65%) ZTE
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco