The first table below looks at the demand for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 17 April 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 South East 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 220 179 136
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -43
Contract jobs citing GSM 26 51 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.61% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.51% 3.14% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 24
Average daily rate £175 £275 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -2.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +3.67%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1717 1624 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.69% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 655 711
Average daily rate £338 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 154 177
Average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
GSM
England

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

GSM Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -23 22 £175 -35.18% 4
Hampshire -10 4 £400 +36.75% 2
Surrey - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 43 (69.35%) Telecoms
2 26 (41.94%) 3G
3 25 (40.32%) LTE
4 23 (37.10%) 2G
5 18 (29.03%) Change Management
5 18 (29.03%) UMTS
5 18 (29.03%) 4G
6 15 (24.19%) Network Architecture
7 14 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (22.58%) Performance Monitoring
7 14 (22.58%) Problem Management
8 13 (20.97%) SDH
9 12 (19.35%) WCDMA
10 11 (17.74%) MPLS
10 11 (17.74%) Degree
11 10 (16.13%) GPRS
11 10 (16.13%) ATM
12 9 (14.52%) Ericsson
13 8 (12.90%) Internet
14 7 (11.29%) Ethernet
14 7 (11.29%) SLA
14 7 (11.29%) Oracle
14 7 (11.29%) Huawei
14 7 (11.29%) NGN
15 6 (9.68%) NetCracker
15 6 (9.68%) C
15 6 (9.68%) C++
15 6 (9.68%) SONET
15 6 (9.68%) DWDM
15 6 (9.68%) HSPA

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.94%) 3G
2 25 (40.32%) LTE
3 23 (37.10%) 2G
4 18 (29.03%) 4G
4 18 (29.03%) UMTS
5 13 (20.97%) SDH
6 12 (19.35%) WCDMA
7 11 (17.74%) MPLS
8 10 (16.13%) ATM
8 10 (16.13%) GPRS
9 8 (12.90%) Internet
10 7 (11.29%) Ethernet
10 7 (11.29%) NGN
11 6 (9.68%) HSPA
11 6 (9.68%) SONET
11 6 (9.68%) DWDM
12 5 (8.06%) HTTP
12 5 (8.06%) VPN
12 5 (8.06%) Broadband
12 5 (8.06%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 43 (69.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.06%) Front Office
3 4 (6.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.61%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Test Engineer
2 6 (9.68%) Architect
2 6 (9.68%) OSS Engineer
3 5 (8.06%) Strategy Manager
3 5 (8.06%) Network Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.84%) Software Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Transmission Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) OSS Architect
5 3 (4.84%) Domain Architect
6 2 (3.23%) Designer
6 2 (3.23%) Senior Network Manager
6 2 (3.23%) GUI Developer
6 2 (3.23%) Certification Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Developer
6 2 (3.23%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Consultant
6 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
7 1 (1.61%) Service Manager
7 1 (1.61%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) SOAP
1 2 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Economics
1 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Linux
2 3 (4.84%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) UNIX
4 1 (1.61%) Solaris
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.61%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) Change Management
2 15 (24.19%) Network Architecture
3 14 (22.58%) Performance Monitoring
3 14 (22.58%) Problem Management
3 14 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.06%) Validation
5 4 (6.45%) Migration
5 4 (6.45%) Business Continuity
5 4 (6.45%) Network Planning
5 4 (6.45%) Business Analysis
5 4 (6.45%) Matrix Management
5 4 (6.45%) Integration Testing
6 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.84%) OO
7 2 (3.23%) OOD
7 2 (3.23%) Benchmarking
7 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.61%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) C
1 6 (9.68%) C++
2 3 (4.84%) Python
2 3 (4.84%) Embedded C
3 2 (3.23%) Embedded C++
3 2 (3.23%) Tcl
3 2 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) ISEB
3 3 (4.84%) Postgraduate
4 2 (3.23%) HND
4 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Ericsson
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) Huawei
3 6 (9.68%) NetCracker
4 5 (8.06%) NEC
4 5 (8.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (6.45%) Siebel
5 4 (6.45%) Cisco
5 4 (6.45%) Juniper
5 4 (6.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.61%) Sybase
6 1 (1.61%) Actix