The first table below looks at the demand for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 31 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 Surrey 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 84 70 86
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing GSM 4 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.31% 0.95% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 5.77% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£385 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £274
% change year-on-year
+1.62% +12.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 3
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +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
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
207 208 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 16.27% 16.48% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 127 90
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 37
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £37.50 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
GSM
South East

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

GSM
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
Guildford -4 4 £385 - 2
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) TOGAF
2 4 (66.67%) UMTS
2 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 4 (66.67%) CDMA
2 4 (66.67%) GPRS
2 4 (66.67%) PMP
2 4 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Network Management
3 3 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) LTE
4 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) BMC
4 2 (33.33%) Mapinfo
4 2 (33.33%) Netcool
4 2 (33.33%) Remedy
4 2 (33.33%) 3GPP
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) HSUPA

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) UMTS
1 4 (66.67%) CDMA
1 4 (66.67%) GPRS
2 2 (33.33%) 3GPP
2 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
2 2 (33.33%) HSDPA
2 2 (33.33%) HSUPA
2 2 (33.33%) LTE
2 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
1 4 (66.67%) OSS Architect
1 4 (66.67%) OSS Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 3 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) PMP
1 4 (66.67%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Netcool
1 2 (33.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) BMC
1 2 (33.33%) Mapinfo
1 2 (33.33%) Remedy
1 2 (33.33%) Cramer
1 2 (33.33%) NetCracker
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Greenplum
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Huawei
Guildford, Surrey
Comvergent Limited
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