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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 226 207 150
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -57
Contract jobs citing GSM 31 30 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.35% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 2.11% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 22
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£334 £269 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.18% -0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £231 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £388 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £261 £268
% change year-on-year
+20.57% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Average hourly rate £11.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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
1879 1422 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.95% 16.68% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 658 699
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 97 182
Average hourly rate £22.04 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 20 £350 +1.81% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 6 - -
Surrey -5 4 £318 +32.29% 2
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 58 (65.91%) Telecoms
2 53 (60.23%) LTE
3 44 (50.00%) UMTS
4 39 (44.32%) 4G
5 33 (37.50%) 2G
6 32 (36.36%) GPRS
7 31 (35.23%) 3G
8 19 (21.59%) Degree
9 17 (19.32%) 3GPP
10 13 (14.77%) WCDMA
11 12 (13.64%) Wireless
11 12 (13.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 11 (12.50%) QA
12 11 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
12 11 (12.50%) HTTP
12 11 (12.50%) Nokia
13 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
13 10 (11.36%) SQL
14 9 (10.23%) CDMA
14 9 (10.23%) Project Management
15 8 (9.09%) INAP
15 8 (9.09%) UNIX
15 8 (9.09%) ITIL
15 8 (9.09%) Ericsson
15 8 (9.09%) SLA
16 7 (7.95%) HP
16 7 (7.95%) Business Objects
16 7 (7.95%) SCCP
16 7 (7.95%) Service Management
16 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS Office
2 5 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) MS Project
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 53 (60.23%) LTE
2 44 (50.00%) UMTS
3 39 (44.32%) 4G
4 33 (37.50%) 2G
5 32 (36.36%) GPRS
6 31 (35.23%) 3G
7 17 (19.32%) 3GPP
8 13 (14.77%) WCDMA
9 12 (13.64%) Wireless
10 11 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
10 11 (12.50%) HTTP
11 9 (10.23%) CDMA
12 8 (9.09%) INAP
13 7 (7.95%) SCCP
14 6 (6.82%) VoLTE
14 6 (6.82%) Ethernet
15 5 (5.68%) Internet
15 5 (5.68%) DNS
15 5 (5.68%) VoIP
15 5 (5.68%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) MS Access
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
General
1 58 (65.91%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.95%) Marketing
3 5 (5.68%) Electronics
4 4 (4.55%) Finance
5 3 (3.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Front Office
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (10.23%) RF Engineer
1 9 (10.23%) Architect
2 7 (7.95%) Test Engineer
3 6 (6.82%) Transmission Engineer
3 6 (6.82%) RF Optimisation Engineer
3 6 (6.82%) Operations Manager
4 5 (5.68%) Implementation Manager
4 5 (5.68%) RAN Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Systems Architect
5 4 (4.55%) Performance Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Customer Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.41%) Desktop Support
6 3 (3.41%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.41%) Design Engineer
6 3 (3.41%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.41%) OSS Architect
6 3 (3.41%) Designer
7 2 (2.27%) Radio Engineer
7 2 (2.27%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) SOAP
1 4 (4.55%) XML
1 4 (4.55%) WML
1 4 (4.55%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) Smart Meter
2 4 (4.55%) DTV
3 3 (3.41%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.14%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.14%) Statistics
5 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.09%) UNIX
2 6 (6.82%) Android
2 6 (6.82%) Linux
3 5 (5.68%) Solaris
3 5 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.23%) Project Management
2 8 (9.09%) ITIL
3 7 (7.95%) Service Management
3 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
4 6 (6.82%) Network Planning
4 6 (6.82%) Problem Management
4 6 (6.82%) Release Management
4 6 (6.82%) Fault Management
4 6 (6.82%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (6.82%) Validation
5 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.68%) Network Design
6 4 (4.55%) Resource Management
6 4 (4.55%) Information Management
6 4 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 4 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.36%) SQL
2 3 (3.41%) VBA
3 1 (1.14%) Perl
3 1 (1.14%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (21.59%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.41%) PMP
3 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.27%) HND
4 2 (2.27%) ISEB
5 1 (1.14%) CNA
5 1 (1.14%) Novell Certification
5 1 (1.14%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.50%) QA
2 8 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) Netcool
2 4 (4.55%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.27%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (12.50%) Nokia
3 8 (9.09%) Ericsson
4 7 (7.95%) HP
4 7 (7.95%) Business Objects
4 7 (7.95%) Huawei
5 6 (6.82%) Greenplum
5 6 (6.82%) Oracle
5 6 (6.82%) Cisco
5 6 (6.82%) Mapinfo
6 5 (5.68%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.55%) Cramer
8 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.41%) Nortel
9 2 (2.27%) NetCracker
9 2 (2.27%) Remedy
9 2 (2.27%) Citrix
9 2 (2.27%) BMC
10 1 (1.14%) Siemens
10 1 (1.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
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