The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 142 144 133
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.036% 0.25% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 1.96% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £351 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £39.38 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
354 409 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.69% 12.86% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 230 256
Median daily rate £350 £358 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 60
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +71.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £17.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GSM across the South West region.

GSM Daily Rate Trend in the South West

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the South West region.

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

GSM
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire -2 1 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 West region with a requirement for GSM.

1 4 (100.00%) UMTS
1 4 (100.00%) LTE
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (75.00%) Nokia
3 2 (50.00%) Mapinfo
3 2 (50.00%) Benchmarking
3 2 (50.00%) XCAP
3 2 (50.00%) Actix
3 2 (50.00%) Anite
3 2 (50.00%) MapBasic
3 2 (50.00%) Network Design
3 2 (50.00%) Huawei
3 2 (50.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (25.00%) 4G
4 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) AutoCAD
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) IPsec
4 1 (25.00%) 2G
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) WCDMA
4 1 (25.00%) 3G
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) VB

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (25.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LTE
1 4 (100.00%) UMTS
2 2 (50.00%) XCAP
3 1 (25.00%) 2G
3 1 (25.00%) 3G
3 1 (25.00%) 4G
3 1 (25.00%) IPsec
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) WCDMA
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) RF Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) GSM Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) LTE Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior RF Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) UMTS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Benchmarking
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) MapBasic
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (75.00%) Nokia
2 2 (50.00%) Actix
2 2 (50.00%) Anite
2 2 (50.00%) Huawei
2 2 (50.00%) Mapinfo