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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 241 204 160
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -44
Contract jobs citing GSM 34 51 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.55% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 2.76% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 19
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£293 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £217 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £388 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £334 £250
% change year-on-year
-22.09% +33.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.12% -6.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £38.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +8.45%
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
1815 1846 1624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 19.85% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 877 746
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 101 103
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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
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 2 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +2 26 £250 +16.27% 2
Hampshire +3 4 £498 +59.20%
Middlesex - 2 - -
Surrey -12 1 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 52 (69.33%) UMTS
2 51 (68.00%) Telecoms
3 40 (53.33%) LTE
4 34 (45.33%) GPRS
5 30 (40.00%) 3G
6 29 (38.67%) 4G
7 23 (30.67%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (29.33%) Wireless
9 19 (25.33%) 2G
10 17 (22.67%) Wireshark
10 17 (22.67%) HP
10 17 (22.67%) VoLTE
11 15 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
11 15 (20.00%) Ericsson
11 15 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
12 14 (18.67%) RNC
13 12 (16.00%) Test Automation
14 11 (14.67%) Test Management
14 11 (14.67%) Test Planning
14 11 (14.67%) Validation
15 10 (13.33%) Nokia
15 10 (13.33%) UNIX
15 10 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
16 9 (12.00%) 3GPP
16 9 (12.00%) Mapinfo
16 9 (12.00%) SLA
16 9 (12.00%) HSDPA
16 9 (12.00%) SS7
17 8 (10.67%) Huawei
18 7 (9.33%) Degree

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Office
2 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 52 (69.33%) UMTS
2 40 (53.33%) LTE
3 34 (45.33%) GPRS
4 30 (40.00%) 3G
5 29 (38.67%) 4G
6 22 (29.33%) Wireless
7 19 (25.33%) 2G
8 17 (22.67%) VoLTE
8 17 (22.67%) Wireshark
9 15 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
10 14 (18.67%) RNC
11 10 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
12 9 (12.00%) HSDPA
12 9 (12.00%) SS7
12 9 (12.00%) 3GPP
13 7 (9.33%) WiMAX
13 7 (9.33%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (8.00%) NAS
14 6 (8.00%) SIGTRAN
14 6 (8.00%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.33%) MS Access
2 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 51 (68.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.00%) Electronics
3 2 (2.67%) Billing
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Tester
2 15 (20.00%) Technical Tester
3 10 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Administrator
4 5 (6.67%) Architect
4 5 (6.67%) RF Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Wireless Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Radio Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.33%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Field Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.67%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) OSS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) SOAP
2 2 (2.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Handset
2 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Statistics
4 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) UNIX
2 7 (9.33%) Solaris
2 7 (9.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 12 (16.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (14.67%) Test Management
3 11 (14.67%) Validation
3 11 (14.67%) Test Planning
4 6 (8.00%) Monte Carlo Method
4 6 (8.00%) Network Planning
4 6 (8.00%) Network Architecture
5 5 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 5 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (5.33%) CRM
7 3 (4.00%) Migration
7 3 (4.00%) Network Design
7 3 (4.00%) Supplier Management
8 2 (2.67%) Time Management
8 2 (2.67%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.67%) System Testing
8 2 (2.67%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.33%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) C
3 3 (4.00%) MapBasic
4 2 (2.67%) C++
4 2 (2.67%) Java
4 2 (2.67%) Perl
4 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.67%) VBA
4 2 (2.67%) Embedded C
4 2 (2.67%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.33%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Degree
2 6 (8.00%) ISEB
3 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.33%) HNC
4 1 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) SLA
2 5 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) NDS
Systems Management
1 23 (30.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.33%) Netcool
3 3 (4.00%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (2.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (22.67%) HP
2 15 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 10 (13.33%) Nokia
4 9 (12.00%) Mapinfo
5 8 (10.67%) Huawei
6 5 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (2.67%) Siemens
7 2 (2.67%) Actix
7 2 (2.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (2.67%) Nortel
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle
7 2 (2.67%) Sybase
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.33%) Infovista
8 1 (1.33%) Anite
8 1 (1.33%) TEOCO
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