The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 202 148 153
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +5
Contract jobs citing GSM 40 84 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.99% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 5.40% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 20
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £195 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £378 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £274
% change year-on-year
+1.62% +12.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1729 1555 2036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.78% 18.34% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 691 570
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.15 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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England

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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 -22 26 £215 -28.33% 8
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £450 -
Surrey -8 4 £385 - 3
Hampshire -21 3 £310 +13.76%
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
GSM
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GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 54 (79.41%) Telecoms
2 31 (45.59%) 4G
3 30 (44.12%) GPRS
4 29 (42.65%) LTE
5 28 (41.18%) UMTS
6 26 (38.24%) 3G
7 21 (30.88%) 2G
8 18 (26.47%) Network Architecture
8 18 (26.47%) Performance Monitoring
9 17 (25.00%) WCDMA
10 15 (22.06%) Change Management
11 14 (20.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (20.59%) Degree
11 14 (20.59%) Problem Management
12 13 (19.12%) CDMA
13 11 (16.18%) 3GPP
13 11 (16.18%) MPLS
14 10 (14.71%) SDH
14 10 (14.71%) Internet
14 10 (14.71%) Radio Access Network
15 9 (13.24%) IPv6
15 9 (13.24%) Wireless
16 8 (11.76%) Cisco
16 8 (11.76%) VoLTE
16 8 (11.76%) HSPA
16 8 (11.76%) Network Design
17 7 (10.29%) Information Management
17 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
17 7 (10.29%) Huawei
17 7 (10.29%) Ericsson

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2 (2.94%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) MS Project
2 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 31 (45.59%) 4G
2 30 (44.12%) GPRS
3 29 (42.65%) LTE
4 28 (41.18%) UMTS
5 26 (38.24%) 3G
6 21 (30.88%) 2G
7 17 (25.00%) WCDMA
8 13 (19.12%) CDMA
9 11 (16.18%) 3GPP
9 11 (16.18%) MPLS
10 10 (14.71%) SDH
10 10 (14.71%) Internet
10 10 (14.71%) Radio Access Network
11 9 (13.24%) IPv6
11 9 (13.24%) Wireless
12 8 (11.76%) VoLTE
12 8 (11.76%) HSPA
13 7 (10.29%) Firewall
13 7 (10.29%) DWDM
14 6 (8.82%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
General
1 54 (79.41%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.35%) Front Office
2 5 (7.35%) Electronics
3 4 (5.88%) Marketing
4 3 (4.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.47%) Finance
5 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.65%) Architect
2 11 (16.18%) Test Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Systems Architect
4 5 (7.35%) Designer
4 5 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (7.35%) RF Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) OSS Architect
5 4 (5.88%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Network Designer
6 3 (4.41%) Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Design Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Certification Manager
7 2 (2.94%) 3G Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Senior 3G Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Network Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) WAP
1 4 (5.88%) WML
1 4 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.94%) Handset
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) Statistics
2 2 (2.94%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.47%) ASIC
3 1 (1.47%) DTV
3 1 (1.47%) VHDL
3 1 (1.47%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) UNIX
2 2 (2.94%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Network Architecture
1 18 (26.47%) Performance Monitoring
2 15 (22.06%) Change Management
3 14 (20.59%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (20.59%) Problem Management
4 8 (11.76%) Network Design
5 7 (10.29%) Information Management
5 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.82%) Network Management
7 5 (7.35%) Project Management
8 4 (5.88%) TOGAF
8 4 (5.88%) SOA
8 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.88%) Resource Management
8 4 (5.88%) Network Planning
9 3 (4.41%) Time Management
9 3 (4.41%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (4.41%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (2.94%) Regression Testing
10 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) Python
3 4 (5.88%) C++
4 3 (4.41%) C
4 3 (4.41%) Perl
5 2 (2.94%) Tcl
5 2 (2.94%) VBA
6 1 (1.47%) C#
6 1 (1.47%) Java
6 1 (1.47%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) PMP
2 4 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.94%) ISEB
3 2 (2.94%) CNA
3 2 (2.94%) Novell Certification
3 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) QA
2 4 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) OPNET
1 2 (2.94%) Netcool
2 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Cisco
2 7 (10.29%) Huawei
2 7 (10.29%) Ericsson
3 6 (8.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (7.35%) HP
5 4 (5.88%) Juniper
5 4 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (5.88%) Oracle
6 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.94%) NetCracker
7 2 (2.94%) Cramer
7 2 (2.94%) Remedy
7 2 (2.94%) Citrix
7 2 (2.94%) BMC
7 2 (2.94%) Mapinfo
7 2 (2.94%) SGI
7 2 (2.94%) Greenplum
7 2 (2.94%) Agilent
8 1 (1.47%) Sybase
8 1 (1.47%) SAP
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