The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 93 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.070% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 2.21% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £385 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £334 £250
% change year-on-year
-22.09% +33.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-15.58% +8.45%
GSM
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
240 226 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 16.83% 17.70% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 122 167
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 18
Average hourly rate £16.75 £26.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.57% -30.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015. 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 1 - -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) UMTS
2 8 (80.00%) Mapinfo
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) Monte Carlo Method
4 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (50.00%) LTE
6 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
6 3 (30.00%) Nokia
6 3 (30.00%) MapBasic
6 3 (30.00%) Huawei
7 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) QA
7 2 (20.00%) Siemens
7 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (20.00%) Wireless
7 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) VBA
7 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (10.00%) 2G
8 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (10.00%) Nortel
8 1 (10.00%) MS Office
8 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 1 (10.00%) MS Access
8 1 (10.00%) GPRS
8 1 (10.00%) Metrica
8 1 (10.00%) 3G
8 1 (10.00%) Network Design

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) UMTS
2 5 (50.00%) LTE
3 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) 2G
4 1 (10.00%) RNC
4 1 (10.00%) 4G
4 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (10.00%) 3G
4 1 (10.00%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) RF Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Monte Carlo Method
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) MapBasic
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Mapinfo
2 3 (30.00%) Huawei
2 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (30.00%) Nokia
3 2 (20.00%) Siemens
3 2 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (10.00%) Nortel
4 1 (10.00%) TEOCO