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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 164 223 183
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -40
Contract jobs citing GSM 93 26 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.93% 0.27% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.63% 1.53% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 4 8
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£260 £175 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £175 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £175 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £260 £260
% change year-on-year
-1.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 9
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
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
2010 1694 1667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.08% 17.91% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 751 694
Average daily rate £350 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 116 161
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.13 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.41% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.50 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +37 70 £255 +45.71% 9
Surrey - 12 £320 - 1
Hampshire -9 4 £440 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 2
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 100 (75.19%) Telecoms
2 84 (63.16%) UMTS
3 74 (55.64%) LTE
4 67 (50.38%) 4G
5 66 (49.62%) 3G
6 47 (35.34%) Wireless
7 44 (33.08%) 2G
8 35 (26.32%) Ericsson
9 33 (24.81%) Radio Access Network
10 31 (23.31%) Network Planning
10 31 (23.31%) GPRS
11 29 (21.80%) HP Quality Center
12 28 (21.05%) SDH
13 24 (18.05%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (17.29%) WiMAX
15 22 (16.54%) SLA
16 21 (15.79%) HP
17 20 (15.04%) Huawei
18 19 (14.29%) VoLTE
18 19 (14.29%) SS7
19 18 (13.53%) MPLS
19 18 (13.53%) C
19 18 (13.53%) SIGTRAN
20 17 (12.78%) HSPA
20 17 (12.78%) GPON
20 17 (12.78%) CDMA2000
20 17 (12.78%) Project Management
20 17 (12.78%) DSL
21 16 (12.03%) RNC
22 14 (10.53%) TCP/IP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 84 (63.16%) UMTS
2 74 (55.64%) LTE
3 67 (50.38%) 4G
4 66 (49.62%) 3G
5 47 (35.34%) Wireless
6 44 (33.08%) 2G
7 33 (24.81%) Radio Access Network
8 31 (23.31%) GPRS
9 28 (21.05%) SDH
10 24 (18.05%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (17.29%) WiMAX
12 19 (14.29%) VoLTE
12 19 (14.29%) SS7
13 18 (13.53%) MPLS
13 18 (13.53%) SIGTRAN
14 17 (12.78%) HSPA
14 17 (12.78%) GPON
14 17 (12.78%) CDMA2000
14 17 (12.78%) DSL
15 16 (12.03%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.26%) eggPlant
1 3 (2.26%) Selenium
1 3 (2.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.75%) LabVIEW
General
1 100 (75.19%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.02%) Billing
3 5 (3.76%) Finance
4 2 (1.50%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (12.03%) Test Engineer
2 11 (8.27%) Radio Engineer
2 11 (8.27%) Tester
3 7 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
4 6 (4.51%) Field Engineer
4 6 (4.51%) Design Engineer
4 6 (4.51%) Wireless Engineer
5 5 (3.76%) Operations Manager
6 4 (3.01%) Customer Engineer
6 4 (3.01%) Administrator
6 4 (3.01%) Telecoms Engineer
6 4 (3.01%) RF Engineer
7 3 (2.26%) Mobile Tester
7 3 (2.26%) Transmission Engineer
7 3 (2.26%) Implementation Manager
7 3 (2.26%) Software Tester
7 3 (2.26%) Coordinator
7 3 (2.26%) Architect
7 3 (2.26%) Project Manager
7 3 (2.26%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) SOAP
2 1 (0.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) Statistics
2 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.26%) iPad
3 3 (2.26%) iPhone
4 2 (1.50%) Handset
5 1 (0.75%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.75%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.52%) Linux
2 7 (5.26%) UNIX
3 5 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (3.76%) Solaris
4 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.26%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Windows
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.31%) Network Planning
2 17 (12.78%) Project Management
3 10 (7.52%) Network Design
3 10 (7.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (6.77%) CRM
5 8 (6.02%) Logistics
5 8 (6.02%) Software Testing
5 8 (6.02%) Test Scripting
5 8 (6.02%) Network Architecture
6 7 (5.26%) Performance Engineering
7 6 (4.51%) Service Management
7 6 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.51%) WFM
7 6 (4.51%) Line Management
8 5 (3.76%) Test Automation
8 5 (3.76%) Monte Carlo Method
8 5 (3.76%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.76%) OOD
8 5 (3.76%) UML
8 5 (3.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.53%) C
2 9 (6.77%) SQL
3 5 (3.76%) C++
3 5 (3.76%) Embedded C
3 5 (3.76%) Embedded C++
4 3 (2.26%) Java
4 3 (2.26%) VBScript
4 3 (2.26%) VB
5 2 (1.50%) VBA
5 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.50%) MapBasic
6 1 (0.75%) Perl
6 1 (0.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) ISEB
2 7 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) HNC
4 1 (0.75%) HND
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.54%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) NDS
Systems Management
1 29 (21.80%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (9.02%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (2.26%) Netcool
Vendors
1 35 (26.32%) Ericsson
2 21 (15.79%) HP
3 20 (15.04%) Huawei
4 12 (9.02%) Actix
4 12 (9.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (6.02%) Nokia
6 7 (5.26%) Mapinfo
7 5 (3.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 5 (3.76%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.01%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.26%) SAP
9 3 (2.26%) Cisco
10 2 (1.50%) Siemens
10 2 (1.50%) Cramer
11 1 (0.75%) Comverse
11 1 (0.75%) TEOCO
11 1 (0.75%) NetHawk
11 1 (0.75%) BT
11 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle
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