The first table below looks at the demand for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 16 April 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.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 514 432 377
Rank change year-on-year
-82 -55
Contract jobs citing GSM 89 120 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.63% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 50
Average daily rate £280 £270 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £363 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £24.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £40.00 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +3.67%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7353 7384 9261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 15.20% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 3656 4316
Average daily rate £360 £348 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 588 622
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GSM
Daily Rate Trend

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GSM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

GSM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GSM
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSM within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

GSM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GSM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -48 77 £280 +3.70% 24
South East -34 30 £175 -36.36% 9
Berkshire -18 25 £175 -35.18% 4
London -23 20 £345 +17.44% 9
Reading -11 12 - - 1
South West -7 11 £260 +48.57% 2
Bristol -5 9 £260 +48.57% 1
East of England -29 7 £325 - 2
Newbury -5 6 £175 -35.18% 3
City of London -6 5 - - 6
Hampshire -8 5 £400 +36.75% 2
Cambridgeshire -11 5 - - 1
West Midlands -4 4 £280 +33.33% 1
East Midlands -6 2 £300 -
Staffordshire - 2 £280 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £325 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £280 -
Cambridge -3 1 - - 1
Southampton -9 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
Borehamwood - 1 £325 -
Bradford - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Chesham - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 107 (70.86%) Telecoms
2 77 (50.99%) UMTS
3 65 (43.05%) LTE
4 42 (27.81%) WCDMA
5 41 (27.15%) 3G
6 39 (25.83%) GPRS
7 33 (21.85%) 2G
8 28 (18.54%) SDH
8 28 (18.54%) 4G
9 26 (17.22%) ATM
10 25 (16.56%) Degree
11 23 (15.23%) Radio Access Network
12 22 (14.57%) Ericsson
13 21 (13.91%) Ethernet
14 20 (13.25%) Network Architecture
14 20 (13.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 19 (12.58%) SMS
16 18 (11.92%) Change Management
16 18 (11.92%) Huawei
17 17 (11.26%) SLA
18 16 (10.60%) Performance Monitoring
19 14 (9.27%) Electronics
19 14 (9.27%) Problem Management
19 14 (9.27%) 3GPP
19 14 (9.27%) ISEB
19 14 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
20 13 (8.61%) Validation
21 12 (7.95%) MPLS
21 12 (7.95%) Oracle
21 12 (7.95%) HSPA

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.99%) WebLogic
1 3 (1.99%) Apache
1 3 (1.99%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.66%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.66%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 77 (50.99%) UMTS
2 65 (43.05%) LTE
3 42 (27.81%) WCDMA
4 41 (27.15%) 3G
5 39 (25.83%) GPRS
6 33 (21.85%) 2G
7 28 (18.54%) 4G
7 28 (18.54%) SDH
8 26 (17.22%) ATM
9 23 (15.23%) Radio Access Network
10 21 (13.91%) Ethernet
11 19 (12.58%) SMS
12 14 (9.27%) 3GPP
13 12 (7.95%) MPLS
13 12 (7.95%) HSPA
14 11 (7.28%) RNC
15 10 (6.62%) ISUP
15 10 (6.62%) CDMA
16 9 (5.96%) Internet
16 9 (5.96%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 107 (70.86%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.27%) Electronics
3 5 (3.31%) Front Office
3 5 (3.31%) Finance
4 4 (2.65%) Billing
5 2 (1.32%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.66%) German Language
6 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.66%) Automotive
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (21.19%) Test Engineer
2 21 (13.91%) Field Engineer
3 15 (9.93%) Integration Engineer
4 12 (7.95%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 9 (5.96%) Test Manager
6 7 (4.64%) Architect
6 7 (4.64%) Consultant
6 7 (4.64%) OSS Engineer
7 6 (3.97%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 6 (3.97%) Network Manager
7 6 (3.97%) Senior Test Engineer
7 6 (3.97%) Integration Manager
8 5 (3.31%) Strategy Manager
8 5 (3.31%) Transmission Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Telecoms Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Technical Leader
9 4 (2.65%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) RF Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.65%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.30%) WAP
2 6 (3.97%) HTML
3 5 (3.31%) SyncML
3 5 (3.31%) XML
4 4 (2.65%) J2ME
4 4 (2.65%) J2EE
4 4 (2.65%) JDBC
5 3 (1.99%) SOAP
6 2 (1.32%) WebRTC
6 2 (1.32%) Flash
6 2 (1.32%) KML
7 1 (0.66%) Java EE 5
7 1 (0.66%) JPA
7 1 (0.66%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (0.66%) REST
7 1 (0.66%) Web Services
7 1 (0.66%) Servlets
7 1 (0.66%) EJB
7 1 (0.66%) .NET
7 1 (0.66%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.97%) Firmware
1 6 (3.97%) Handset
2 5 (3.31%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.65%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.65%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.99%) GIS
4 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.32%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.32%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.32%) iPhone
5 2 (1.32%) W3C
5 2 (1.32%) ASIC
5 2 (1.32%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.32%) Economics
6 1 (0.66%) Statistics
6 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.28%) Windows
2 5 (3.31%) Android
2 5 (3.31%) UNIX
3 4 (2.65%) Linux
3 4 (2.65%) Windows 2000
3 4 (2.65%) Windows NT
4 3 (1.99%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.32%) bada
5 2 (1.32%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.25%) Network Architecture
2 18 (11.92%) Change Management
3 16 (10.60%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (9.27%) Problem Management
5 13 (8.61%) Validation
6 11 (7.28%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 8 (5.30%) Risk Management
8 7 (4.64%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (3.97%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.31%) Regression Testing
10 5 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.31%) Migration
10 5 (3.31%) Network Design
10 5 (3.31%) Network Planning
10 5 (3.31%) WFM
10 5 (3.31%) Integration Testing
11 4 (2.65%) Network Management
11 4 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.65%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.96%) C
2 6 (3.97%) C++
2 6 (3.97%) SQL
3 5 (3.31%) Python
3 5 (3.31%) Java
4 4 (2.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.99%) Embedded C
6 2 (1.32%) Embedded C++
6 2 (1.32%) Tcl
7 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.66%) Perl
7 1 (0.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (16.56%) Degree
2 14 (9.27%) ISEB
3 7 (4.64%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.99%) Postgraduate
7 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.32%) HND
7 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.66%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.66%) CNA
8 1 (0.66%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.66%) CCIE
8 1 (0.66%) CCNP
8 1 (0.66%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.26%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.66%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) NSN NetAct
1 3 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (14.57%) Ericsson
2 20 (13.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 18 (11.92%) Huawei
4 12 (7.95%) Oracle
5 7 (4.64%) Cisco
5 7 (4.64%) NetCracker
6 6 (3.97%) NEC
6 6 (3.97%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.65%) Sybase
7 4 (2.65%) Siebel
7 4 (2.65%) Juniper
7 4 (2.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (2.65%) Mapinfo
8 3 (1.99%) Cramer
8 3 (1.99%) Anite
8 3 (1.99%) ESRI
8 3 (1.99%) Agilent
9 2 (1.32%) Actix
9 2 (1.32%) BT
9 2 (1.32%) Nokia
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