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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England / South East
Rank 203 236 223
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -13
Contract jobs citing GSM 35 16 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.19% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 0.98% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 13
Median daily rate £280 £388 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.74% +32.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £293 £263
% change year-on-year
-4.27% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -11.11%

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
1543 1630 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.26% 19.65% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 881 914
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 97 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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
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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Surrey +29 20 £280 -34.11% 2
Berkshire +19 15 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 46 (92.00%) LTE
2 41 (82.00%) Telecoms
3 39 (78.00%) UMTS
4 29 (58.00%) Cisco
5 28 (56.00%) Linux
6 27 (54.00%) VoIP
7 26 (52.00%) Software Engineering
8 22 (44.00%) Subversion
8 22 (44.00%) RANAP
8 22 (44.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 22 (44.00%) Asterisk PBX
8 22 (44.00%) GCC
8 22 (44.00%) GDB
8 22 (44.00%) Trac
8 22 (44.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 22 (44.00%) PBX
8 22 (44.00%) OO
8 22 (44.00%) C++
8 22 (44.00%) STL
8 22 (44.00%) RTP
8 22 (44.00%) Cross-Platform Development
9 21 (42.00%) High Availability
10 16 (32.00%) 3G
11 13 (26.00%) 4G
12 10 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
13 9 (18.00%) HSPA
13 9 (18.00%) WCDMA
13 9 (18.00%) 2G
14 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (16.00%) Java

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:

Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 46 (92.00%) LTE
2 39 (78.00%) UMTS
3 27 (54.00%) VoIP
4 22 (44.00%) Asterisk PBX
4 22 (44.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 22 (44.00%) PBX
4 22 (44.00%) RANAP
4 22 (44.00%) RTP
5 16 (32.00%) 3G
6 13 (26.00%) 4G
7 10 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (18.00%) 2G
8 9 (18.00%) HSPA
8 9 (18.00%) WCDMA
9 5 (10.00%) UTRAN
9 5 (10.00%) Wireshark
10 4 (8.00%) GPRS
11 3 (6.00%) SCCP
11 3 (6.00%) SCTP
11 3 (6.00%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (44.00%) GCC
1 22 (44.00%) GDB
1 22 (44.00%) Subversion
1 22 (44.00%) Trac
2 7 (14.00%) Android Studio
2 7 (14.00%) Xcode
General
1 41 (82.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.00%) Publishing
3 6 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 22 (44.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Architect
3 7 (14.00%) Optimisation Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) 3G Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 4G Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Radio Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Support Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Support
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Support Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Trainer
6 4 (8.00%) Trainer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (44.00%) STL
2 1 (2.00%) WAP
2 1 (2.00%) WebRTC
2 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Handset
2 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (56.00%) Linux
2 7 (14.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (44.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (44.00%) OO
3 21 (42.00%) High Availability
4 8 (16.00%) Project Management
4 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.00%) Coaching
5 7 (14.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (14.00%) Mobile Development
5 7 (14.00%) Problem Management
5 7 (14.00%) Service Design
6 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.00%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.00%) ITIL
7 2 (4.00%) Network Design
7 2 (4.00%) Network Management
7 2 (4.00%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (4.00%) Radio Network Optimisation
7 2 (4.00%) Resource Management
8 1 (2.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) C++
2 8 (16.00%) Java
3 7 (14.00%) Apple Swift
3 7 (14.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (58.00%) Cisco
2 7 (14.00%) Apple
2 7 (14.00%) Huawei
3 6 (12.00%) Ericsson
4 5 (10.00%) Nokia
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.00%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (2.00%) BT
6 1 (2.00%) Greenplum
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) ION Trading
6 1 (2.00%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.00%) Samsung
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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