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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 217 208 211
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing GSM 29 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.58% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 2.76% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 7
Average daily rate £388 £283 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.16% -27.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £130 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £265 £305
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -13.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 16 £388 +37.16% 2
Surrey -3 12 £370 +42.30% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £230 -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 35 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 28 (57.14%) UMTS
3 25 (51.02%) LTE
4 21 (42.86%) GPRS
5 17 (34.69%) Diameter Protocol
6 14 (28.57%) WCDMA
7 11 (22.45%) Unix
7 11 (22.45%) 3G
7 11 (22.45%) 4G
8 10 (20.41%) CDMA
9 9 (18.37%) SLA
9 9 (18.37%) 2G
10 8 (16.33%) Subversion
10 8 (16.33%) Network Planning
10 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
10 8 (16.33%) RANAP
10 8 (16.33%) Solaris
10 8 (16.33%) Linux
10 8 (16.33%) OO
10 8 (16.33%) Oracle
10 8 (16.33%) Sybase
10 8 (16.33%) C++
10 8 (16.33%) STL
10 8 (16.33%) RTP
10 8 (16.33%) SS7
10 8 (16.33%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (16.33%) Trac
10 8 (16.33%) Oracle Database
10 8 (16.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (6.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Minerva
1 1 (2.04%) SAP EHS
1 1 (2.04%) SAP GTS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (57.14%) UMTS
2 25 (51.02%) LTE
3 21 (42.86%) GPRS
4 17 (34.69%) Diameter Protocol
5 14 (28.57%) WCDMA
6 11 (22.45%) 3G
6 11 (22.45%) 4G
7 10 (20.41%) CDMA
8 9 (18.37%) 2G
9 8 (16.33%) RANAP
9 8 (16.33%) RTP
9 8 (16.33%) SS7
9 8 (16.33%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (12.24%) Radio Access Network
11 5 (10.20%) H.323
11 5 (10.20%) MGCP
11 5 (10.20%) NGN
11 5 (10.20%) VoIP
12 3 (6.12%) 3GPP
12 3 (6.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.04%) MS Access
3 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Subversion
1 8 (16.33%) Trac
2 1 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 35 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Software Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Core Network Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Service Manager
3 6 (12.24%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Technical Support
3 6 (12.24%) Technical Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) LTE Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Telecoms Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (8.16%) ITIL Manager
5 4 (8.16%) ITIL Service Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Network Support
5 4 (8.16%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Optimisation Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (16.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) PMI
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Unix
2 8 (16.33%) Linux
2 8 (16.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Network Planning
1 8 (16.33%) OO
1 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (12.24%) ITIL
2 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.16%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.16%) Project Management
4 3 (6.12%) Change Management
4 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.12%) SDLC
5 2 (4.08%) Business Transformation
5 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.08%) High Availability
5 2 (4.08%) Line Management
5 2 (4.08%) Network Management
5 2 (4.08%) SOA
5 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.08%) Test Automation
5 2 (4.08%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) C++
2 3 (6.12%) C
2 3 (6.12%) Perl
3 1 (2.04%) MapBasic
3 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.16%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Netcool
1 3 (6.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.04%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Oracle
1 8 (16.33%) Sybase
2 5 (10.20%) Huawei
3 4 (8.16%) Ericsson
3 4 (8.16%) Nokia
4 3 (6.12%) Anite
5 2 (4.08%) HP
5 2 (4.08%) Infovista
5 2 (4.08%) NetCracker
6 1 (2.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.04%) Atmel
6 1 (2.04%) BT
6 1 (2.04%) Greenplum
6 1 (2.04%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.04%) Nortel
6 1 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Siemens
6 1 (2.04%) Talend
6 1 (2.04%) ZTE
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Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
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