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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 244 235 209
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -26
Contract jobs citing GSM 14 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 1.79% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 7
Median daily rate £275 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £212 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £498 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £260 £305
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £36.25 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +30.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.20%
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
1667 1789 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.89% 18.72% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 933 751
Median daily rate £375 £360 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 121 98
Median hourly rate £35.25 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.18% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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
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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 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 -15 7 £350 +55.55%
Hampshire +3 5 £250 -49.74%
Surrey -10 1 - - 5
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 29 (85.29%) UMTS
2 27 (79.41%) Telecoms
3 15 (44.12%) LTE
4 14 (41.18%) Diameter Protocol
5 12 (35.29%) GPRS
6 11 (32.35%) CDMA
6 11 (32.35%) WCDMA
6 11 (32.35%) Sybase
6 11 (32.35%) Unix
6 11 (32.35%) 3G
6 11 (32.35%) SS7
7 10 (29.41%) Oracle
7 10 (29.41%) Solaris
7 10 (29.41%) Oracle Database
8 9 (26.47%) 4G
8 9 (26.47%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (23.53%) 2G
10 7 (20.59%) SLA
10 7 (20.59%) Huawei
11 6 (17.65%) Project Management
11 6 (17.65%) VoIP
12 5 (14.71%) H.323
12 5 (14.71%) MGCP
12 5 (14.71%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (14.71%) NGN
13 4 (11.76%) Wireless
13 4 (11.76%) Ericsson
13 4 (11.76%) Nokia
13 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
13 4 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring

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 (14.71%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) UMTS
2 15 (44.12%) LTE
3 14 (41.18%) Diameter Protocol
4 12 (35.29%) GPRS
5 11 (32.35%) 3G
5 11 (32.35%) CDMA
5 11 (32.35%) SS7
5 11 (32.35%) WCDMA
6 9 (26.47%) 4G
6 9 (26.47%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (23.53%) 2G
8 6 (17.65%) VoIP
9 5 (14.71%) H.323
9 5 (14.71%) MGCP
9 5 (14.71%) NGN
10 4 (11.76%) VoLTE
10 4 (11.76%) VoWiFi
10 4 (11.76%) Wireless
11 3 (8.82%) RANAP
11 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Subversion
1 3 (8.82%) Trac
General
1 27 (79.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Electronics
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Core Network Engineer
1 9 (26.47%) Network Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Network Support
3 6 (17.65%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Technical Support
3 6 (17.65%) Technical Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Implementation Controller
4 3 (8.82%) Optimisation Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) GSM Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (2.94%) 3G Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) GSM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (8.82%) STL
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) HTML5
2 1 (2.94%) WebRTC
2 1 (2.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.88%) PMI
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Unix
2 10 (29.41%) Solaris
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Project Management
2 4 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.82%) Cross-Platform Development
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) OO
3 3 (8.82%) Service Management
3 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.88%) Fault Management
4 2 (5.88%) High Availability
4 2 (5.88%) Presales
4 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (2.94%) Dependency Management
5 1 (2.94%) Line Management
5 1 (2.94%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.94%) Project Governance
5 1 (2.94%) Use Case
5 1 (2.94%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) C++
2 2 (5.88%) C
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Sybase
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle
3 7 (20.59%) Huawei
4 4 (11.76%) Ericsson
4 4 (11.76%) Nokia
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.82%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (5.88%) Arqiva
6 2 (5.88%) BT
6 2 (5.88%) NetCracker
6 2 (5.88%) Siemens
6 2 (5.88%) Telindus
6 2 (5.88%) Virgin Media
6 2 (5.88%) ZTE
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) HP
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago