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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 192 203 133
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -70
Contract jobs citing GSM 46 32 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.38% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 2.24% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 22
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£260 £388 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.90% +43.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-18.84% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +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
1856 1431 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.88% 17.20% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 604 602
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 157
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 31 £269 -30.64% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 10 - -
Surrey -4 5 £260 +8.33%
Hampshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 59 (64.84%) LTE
2 58 (63.74%) Telecoms
3 49 (53.85%) UMTS
4 45 (49.45%) 4G
5 43 (47.25%) 3G
6 42 (46.15%) 2G
7 22 (24.18%) GPRS
8 17 (18.68%) Radio Access Network
9 15 (16.48%) Ericsson
10 14 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 14 (15.38%) Network Planning
11 13 (14.29%) Wireless
12 12 (13.19%) Project Management
12 12 (13.19%) Degree
13 11 (12.09%) Huawei
13 11 (12.09%) Nokia
13 11 (12.09%) SLA
13 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
14 10 (10.99%) ITIL
14 10 (10.99%) SDH
14 10 (10.99%) 3GPP
14 10 (10.99%) Service Management
14 10 (10.99%) WiMAX
14 10 (10.99%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (9.89%) Android
15 9 (9.89%) HP
15 9 (9.89%) Business Objects
15 9 (9.89%) SQL
16 8 (8.79%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (8.79%) RNC

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.30%) MS Office
4 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 59 (64.84%) LTE
2 49 (53.85%) UMTS
3 45 (49.45%) 4G
4 43 (47.25%) 3G
5 42 (46.15%) 2G
6 22 (24.18%) GPRS
7 17 (18.68%) Radio Access Network
8 13 (14.29%) Wireless
9 10 (10.99%) SDH
9 10 (10.99%) 3GPP
9 10 (10.99%) WiMAX
10 8 (8.79%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (8.79%) RNC
11 7 (7.69%) SS7
11 7 (7.69%) Ethernet
12 6 (6.59%) CDMA2000
12 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
12 6 (6.59%) HTTP
12 6 (6.59%) MPLS
12 6 (6.59%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) MS Access
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.10%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Selenium
1 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.30%) eggPlant
1 3 (3.30%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 58 (63.74%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.59%) Finance
3 5 (5.49%) Marketing
4 3 (3.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Billing
5 1 (1.10%) Front Office
5 1 (1.10%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (9.89%) Operations Manager
2 7 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
2 7 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
2 7 (7.69%) Tester
3 6 (6.59%) RF Engineer
3 6 (6.59%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 4 (4.40%) Customer Engineer
4 4 (4.40%) RAN Engineer
4 4 (4.40%) Radio Engineer
4 4 (4.40%) Transmission Engineer
5 3 (3.30%) Design Engineer
5 3 (3.30%) Software Tester
5 3 (3.30%) Desktop Support
5 3 (3.30%) Analyst
6 2 (2.20%) Architect
6 2 (2.20%) Network Engineer
6 2 (2.20%) Test Engineer
6 2 (2.20%) Network Manager
6 2 (2.20%) Data Analyst
6 2 (2.20%) Network Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.40%) Statistics
2 3 (3.30%) iPhone
2 3 (3.30%) Video on Demand
2 3 (3.30%) iPad
2 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.30%) DTV
3 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.10%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.10%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.89%) Android
2 7 (7.69%) Linux
2 7 (7.69%) UNIX
3 5 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.49%) Solaris
4 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.38%) Network Planning
2 12 (13.19%) Project Management
3 10 (10.99%) ITIL
3 10 (10.99%) Service Management
4 8 (8.79%) Problem Management
4 8 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (8.79%) Release Management
4 8 (8.79%) Fault Management
5 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.49%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (5.49%) Validation
7 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.40%) Logistics
7 4 (4.40%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (4.40%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (4.40%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.30%) Network Design
8 3 (3.30%) Change Management
9 2 (2.20%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) SQL
2 6 (6.59%) C
3 3 (3.30%) Java
3 3 (3.30%) VBScript
3 3 (3.30%) VB
4 2 (2.20%) VBA
4 2 (2.20%) Perl
5 1 (1.10%) R
5 1 (1.10%) C++
5 1 (1.10%) Python
5 1 (1.10%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.10%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) HND
3 1 (1.10%) HNC
3 1 (1.10%) PMP
3 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.09%) SLA
2 6 (6.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) NDS
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (8.79%) NSN NetAct
3 7 (7.69%) Netcool
4 1 (1.10%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) Ericsson
2 14 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 11 (12.09%) Huawei
3 11 (12.09%) Nokia
4 9 (9.89%) HP
4 9 (9.89%) Business Objects
5 5 (5.49%) Greenplum
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle
5 5 (5.49%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.40%) Mapinfo
7 3 (3.30%) Cramer
7 3 (3.30%) Nortel
8 2 (2.20%) Cisco
8 2 (2.20%) SAP
8 2 (2.20%) Actix
9 1 (1.10%) Comverse
9 1 (1.10%) Anite
9 1 (1.10%) NetHawk
9 1 (1.10%) NetCracker
9 1 (1.10%) BT
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