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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 214 191 165
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -26
Contract jobs citing GSM 46 44 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.52% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.44% 2.98% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 13
Average daily rate
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£351 £256 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.07% -18.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £234 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £361 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -11.25%
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
1883 1477 1975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.44% 17.49% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 684 633
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 99 169
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

GSM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 October 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 -15 12 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +2 11 - - 1
Surrey - 9 £318 - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 53 (62.35%) Telecoms
2 49 (57.65%) LTE
3 43 (50.59%) UMTS
4 35 (41.18%) GPRS
5 31 (36.47%) 4G
6 27 (31.76%) 2G
7 24 (28.24%) 3G
7 24 (28.24%) Degree
8 17 (20.00%) 3GPP
9 16 (18.82%) WCDMA
10 14 (16.47%) Wireless
11 13 (15.29%) CDMA
12 12 (14.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 11 (12.94%) Radio Access Network
14 10 (11.76%) SQL
14 10 (11.76%) Nokia
14 10 (11.76%) QA
15 9 (10.59%) Marketing
15 9 (10.59%) MS Excel
15 9 (10.59%) Network Design
15 9 (10.59%) Project Management
16 8 (9.41%) Network Planning
16 8 (9.41%) VoLTE
17 7 (8.24%) Performance Monitoring
17 7 (8.24%) Greenplum
17 7 (8.24%) Network Management
17 7 (8.24%) Ericsson
17 7 (8.24%) HTTP
18 6 (7.06%) SLA
18 6 (7.06%) Mapinfo

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Applications
1 9 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.88%) MS Office
3 4 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.18%) MS Project
4 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 49 (57.65%) LTE
2 43 (50.59%) UMTS
3 35 (41.18%) GPRS
4 31 (36.47%) 4G
5 27 (31.76%) 2G
6 24 (28.24%) 3G
7 17 (20.00%) 3GPP
8 16 (18.82%) WCDMA
9 14 (16.47%) Wireless
10 13 (15.29%) CDMA
11 11 (12.94%) Radio Access Network
12 8 (9.41%) VoLTE
13 7 (8.24%) HTTP
14 6 (7.06%) WiMAX
14 6 (7.06%) Internet
15 5 (5.88%) IPv6
15 5 (5.88%) HSDPA
16 4 (4.71%) HSUPA
16 4 (4.71%) SSL
16 4 (4.71%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) MS Access
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.18%) MySQL
2 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
General
1 53 (62.35%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.59%) Marketing
3 5 (5.88%) Electronics
4 4 (4.71%) Finance
5 3 (3.53%) Legal
5 3 (3.53%) Billing
6 1 (1.18%) Front Office
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (14.12%) Architect
2 11 (12.94%) RF Engineer
3 7 (8.24%) RF Optimisation Engineer
3 7 (8.24%) Test Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) Systems Architect
4 6 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (7.06%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) OSS Architect
5 5 (5.88%) Designer
5 5 (5.88%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.71%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Network Designer
6 4 (4.71%) Operations Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Implementation Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Design Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.53%) 3G Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Network Optimisation Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) WML
1 4 (4.71%) XML
1 4 (4.71%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) DTV
2 4 (4.71%) Smart Meter
3 3 (3.53%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.35%) Statistics
4 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) Handset
5 1 (1.18%) VHDL
5 1 (1.18%) Verilog
5 1 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Android
2 4 (4.71%) UNIX
3 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.59%) Project Management
1 9 (10.59%) Network Design
2 8 (9.41%) Network Planning
3 7 (8.24%) Network Management
3 7 (8.24%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (7.06%) Validation
4 6 (7.06%) Service Delivery
4 6 (7.06%) Information Management
4 6 (7.06%) Software Engineering
5 5 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 5 (5.88%) ITIL
5 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.88%) SOA
5 5 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (4.71%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (4.71%) Network Architecture
6 4 (4.71%) Service Management
6 4 (4.71%) Resource Management
6 4 (4.71%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) SQL
2 4 (4.71%) VBA
2 4 (4.71%) Perl
3 3 (3.53%) C++
4 2 (2.35%) C
4 2 (2.35%) Python
5 1 (1.18%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.18%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.18%) R
5 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (28.24%) Degree
2 5 (5.88%) PMP
2 5 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.35%) CNA
4 2 (2.35%) Novell Certification
4 2 (2.35%) HND
4 2 (2.35%) ISEB
4 2 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) QA
2 6 (7.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) Netcool
2 3 (3.53%) OPNET
2 3 (3.53%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (11.76%) Nokia
3 7 (8.24%) Ericsson
3 7 (8.24%) Greenplum
4 6 (7.06%) Mapinfo
4 6 (7.06%) Oracle
4 6 (7.06%) Business Objects
5 5 (5.88%) HP
5 5 (5.88%) Huawei
6 4 (4.71%) Cisco
7 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.53%) Citrix
7 3 (3.53%) Remedy
7 3 (3.53%) Cramer
7 3 (3.53%) BMC
7 3 (3.53%) NetCracker
8 2 (2.35%) Agilent
8 2 (2.35%) SGI
8 2 (2.35%) Anite
8 2 (2.35%) Nortel
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