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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 201 215 196
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing GSM 53 25 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.28% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.89% 1.55% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 10
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£163 £175 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -42.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £175 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £259 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £263 £308
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 12
Average hourly rate £36.75 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £27.50 £35.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £27.50 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
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
1831 1614 1511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.62% 18.03% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 701 604
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 167
Average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +15 38 £150 -14.28% 9
Surrey +12 9 £320 - 1
Hampshire -6 2 £440 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 94 (73.44%) Telecoms
2 84 (65.63%) UMTS
3 68 (53.13%) LTE
4 63 (49.22%) 4G
5 62 (48.44%) 3G
6 47 (36.72%) Wireless
7 41 (32.03%) 2G
8 33 (25.78%) Ericsson
8 33 (25.78%) Radio Access Network
9 31 (24.22%) GPRS
9 31 (24.22%) Network Planning
10 29 (22.66%) HP Quality Center
11 27 (21.09%) SDH
12 24 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (17.97%) WiMAX
14 21 (16.41%) SLA
14 21 (16.41%) HP
15 19 (14.84%) SS7
15 19 (14.84%) Huawei
15 19 (14.84%) VoLTE
16 18 (14.06%) SIGTRAN
16 18 (14.06%) MPLS
16 18 (14.06%) C
17 17 (13.28%) DSL
17 17 (13.28%) CDMA2000
17 17 (13.28%) HSPA
17 17 (13.28%) GPON
18 16 (12.50%) Project Management
18 16 (12.50%) RNC
19 15 (11.72%) TCP/IP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 5 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 84 (65.63%) UMTS
2 68 (53.13%) LTE
3 63 (49.22%) 4G
4 62 (48.44%) 3G
5 47 (36.72%) Wireless
6 41 (32.03%) 2G
7 33 (25.78%) Radio Access Network
8 31 (24.22%) GPRS
9 27 (21.09%) SDH
10 24 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (17.97%) WiMAX
12 19 (14.84%) SS7
12 19 (14.84%) VoLTE
13 18 (14.06%) SIGTRAN
13 18 (14.06%) MPLS
14 17 (13.28%) DSL
14 17 (13.28%) CDMA2000
14 17 (13.28%) HSPA
14 17 (13.28%) GPON
15 16 (12.50%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (2.34%) Selenium
1 3 (2.34%) eggPlant
1 3 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.78%) LabVIEW
General
1 94 (73.44%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.25%) Billing
3 5 (3.91%) Finance
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 12 (9.38%) Tester
3 11 (8.59%) Radio Engineer
4 7 (5.47%) Performance Engineer
5 6 (4.69%) Wireless Engineer
5 6 (4.69%) Field Engineer
5 6 (4.69%) Design Engineer
6 5 (3.91%) Administrator
7 4 (3.13%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.13%) Operations Manager
7 4 (3.13%) RF Engineer
7 4 (3.13%) Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (2.34%) Software Tester
8 3 (2.34%) Network Engineer
8 3 (2.34%) Mobile Tester
9 2 (1.56%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 2 (1.56%) Network Operations Manager
9 2 (1.56%) Transmission Engineer
9 2 (1.56%) RAN Engineer
9 2 (1.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Statistics
2 7 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.34%) Handset
3 3 (2.34%) iPhone
3 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.69%) Linux
2 3 (2.34%) UNIX
2 3 (2.34%) Android
2 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
3 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
3 1 (0.78%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Solaris
3 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.22%) Network Planning
2 16 (12.50%) Project Management
3 11 (8.59%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (7.81%) Network Design
5 9 (7.03%) CRM
6 8 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 8 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 8 (6.25%) Network Architecture
6 8 (6.25%) Logistics
7 7 (5.47%) Performance Engineering
8 6 (4.69%) WFM
8 6 (4.69%) Test Automation
8 6 (4.69%) Monte Carlo Method
8 6 (4.69%) Line Management
8 6 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.91%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.91%) UML
9 5 (3.91%) OO
9 5 (3.91%) OOD
10 4 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.06%) C
2 10 (7.81%) SQL
3 5 (3.91%) C++
3 5 (3.91%) Embedded C
3 5 (3.91%) Embedded C++
4 3 (2.34%) Java
4 3 (2.34%) VBScript
4 3 (2.34%) VB
5 2 (1.56%) VBA
5 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.56%) MapBasic
6 1 (0.78%) Python
6 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (7.03%) ISEB
2 7 (5.47%) Degree
3 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.78%) HNC
4 1 (0.78%) HND
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.41%) SLA
2 3 (2.34%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) NDS
Systems Management
1 29 (22.66%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (9.38%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (2.34%) Netcool
Vendors
1 33 (25.78%) Ericsson
2 21 (16.41%) HP
3 19 (14.84%) Huawei
4 12 (9.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 12 (9.38%) Actix
5 8 (6.25%) Mapinfo
6 7 (5.47%) Nokia
7 5 (3.91%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (3.13%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.34%) SAP
10 2 (1.56%) Siemens
10 2 (1.56%) Cisco
10 2 (1.56%) Cramer
11 1 (0.78%) NetHawk
11 1 (0.78%) BT
11 1 (0.78%) Sybase
11 1 (0.78%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.78%) Nortel
11 1 (0.78%) TIBCO
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