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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 86 83 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing GSM 12 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.00% 0.49% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 2.30% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £370 £260 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £265 £305
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -13.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
313 305 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 25.98% 21.36% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 146 96
Average daily rate £388 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £185 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £491 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 21
Average hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.96 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.11 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 11 £315 +21.15% 2
Chertsey - 1 £425 -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (93.33%) UMTS
2 13 (86.67%) Telecoms
3 12 (80.00%) LTE
4 8 (53.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 8 (53.33%) Trac
4 8 (53.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (53.33%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (53.33%) Subversion
4 8 (53.33%) RANAP
4 8 (53.33%) Software Engineering
4 8 (53.33%) C++
4 8 (53.33%) STL
4 8 (53.33%) Linux
4 8 (53.33%) OO
4 8 (53.33%) RTP
5 5 (33.33%) GPRS
5 5 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (26.67%) 4G
6 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (26.67%) 3G
6 4 (26.67%) PMI Certification
6 4 (26.67%) 2G
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) Huawei
7 3 (20.00%) Ericsson
7 3 (20.00%) Nokia
7 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (13.33%) High Availability
8 2 (13.33%) Line Management

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) UMTS
2 12 (80.00%) LTE
3 8 (53.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (53.33%) RANAP
3 8 (53.33%) RTP
3 8 (53.33%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (33.33%) GPRS
4 5 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (26.67%) 2G
5 4 (26.67%) 3G
5 4 (26.67%) 4G
6 2 (13.33%) CDMA
7 1 (6.67%) LAN
7 1 (6.67%) RNC
7 1 (6.67%) TETRA
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.67%) MS Access
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Subversion
1 8 (53.33%) Trac
2 1 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (86.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Software Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) BSS Architect
4 2 (13.33%) BSS Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) GSM Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) LTE Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) OSS Architect
4 2 (13.33%) OSS Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Telecoms Architect
4 2 (13.33%) UMTS Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) UMTS Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (53.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) OO
1 8 (53.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) Line Management
4 2 (13.33%) Network Management
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Fault Management
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design
5 1 (6.67%) Network Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) C
3 1 (6.67%) MapBasic
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (13.33%) PMP
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (6.67%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (20.00%) Huawei
1 3 (20.00%) Nokia
2 2 (13.33%) NetCracker
3 1 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (6.67%) BT
3 1 (6.67%) Cerion
3 1 (6.67%) Greenplum
3 1 (6.67%) Mapinfo
3 1 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (6.67%) Nortel
3 1 (6.67%) Siemens
3 1 (6.67%) Talend
3 1 (6.67%) ZTE
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