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 29 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 243 245 200
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -45
Contract jobs citing GSM 14 32 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.32% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 1.86% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 17
Median daily rate £263 £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £508 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £308 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.53% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -14.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+31.20% -18.83%
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
1485 1724 1859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.75% 17.37% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 947 880
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 110 99
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

GSM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 September 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
Surrey +17 9 - - 1
Hampshire +3 3 £250 -49.74%
Berkshire -17 2 £275 -11.29%
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 20 (83.33%) UMTS
2 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
3 15 (62.50%) LTE
4 10 (41.67%) Diameter Protocol
5 9 (37.50%) VoIP
6 8 (33.33%) PBX
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco
6 8 (33.33%) C++
6 8 (33.33%) STL
6 8 (33.33%) Linux
6 8 (33.33%) OO
6 8 (33.33%) RTP
6 8 (33.33%) Trac
6 8 (33.33%) Cross-Platform Development
6 8 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 8 (33.33%) Asterisk PBX
6 8 (33.33%) GCC
6 8 (33.33%) GDB
6 8 (33.33%) High Availability
6 8 (33.33%) Subversion
6 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 8 (33.33%) RANAP
7 7 (29.17%) 3G
8 5 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (20.83%) Huawei
9 4 (16.67%) 4G
9 4 (16.67%) 2G
10 3 (12.50%) Wireless
10 3 (12.50%) UTRAN
10 3 (12.50%) Project Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) UMTS
2 15 (62.50%) LTE
3 10 (41.67%) Diameter Protocol
4 9 (37.50%) VoIP
5 8 (33.33%) Asterisk PBX
5 8 (33.33%) PBX
5 8 (33.33%) RANAP
5 8 (33.33%) RTP
6 7 (29.17%) 3G
7 5 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (16.67%) 2G
8 4 (16.67%) 4G
9 3 (12.50%) GPRS
9 3 (12.50%) UTRAN
9 3 (12.50%) Wireless
10 2 (8.33%) CDMA
10 2 (8.33%) ISUP
10 2 (8.33%) SS7
10 2 (8.33%) VoLTE
10 2 (8.33%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) GCC
1 8 (33.33%) GDB
1 8 (33.33%) Subversion
1 8 (33.33%) Trac
General
1 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Implementation Controller
2 3 (12.50%) Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) GSM Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) 3G Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) GSM Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) IP Network Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (33.33%) STL
2 1 (4.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Handset
1 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Cross-Platform Development
1 8 (33.33%) High Availability
1 8 (33.33%) OO
1 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Data Management
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) Network Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Service Management
3 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.17%) Use Case
3 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
3 1 (4.17%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) Huawei
3 2 (8.33%) BT
3 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Nokia
3 2 (8.33%) Sybase
4 1 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (4.17%) Arqiva
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) NetCracker
4 1 (4.17%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Siemens
4 1 (4.17%) Telindus
4 1 (4.17%) Virgin Media
4 1 (4.17%) ZTE
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