The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 568 599 556
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -43
Contract jobs citing GSM 46 50 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.091% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.63% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 22
Median daily rate £325 £304 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £145 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 10
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +41.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7452 7952 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.46% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 4665 4659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 465 438
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.56 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016.

GSM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GSM
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the UK over the 3 months to 10 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
England +19 44 £303 -0.41% 13
South East +34 29 £325 +6.99% 9
Surrey +41 22 £280 - 5
Camberley - 14 - - 5
London +8 8 £150 -72.68% 2
Berkshire +7 7 £363 +20.83% 3
Reading +1 3 - - 1
North West -1 3 - -
Guildford -2 3 £280 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Newbury +8 1 - - 1
Solihull +2 1 - -
South West 0 1 - -
Wiltshire 0 1 - -
West Midlands -17 1 - -
Slough - 1 £325 - 1
City of London - 1 £150 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £400 -
Staines - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 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 with a requirement for GSM.

1 65 (82.28%) UMTS
2 59 (74.68%) Telecoms
3 50 (63.29%) LTE
4 27 (34.18%) 3G
5 25 (31.65%) Cisco
5 25 (31.65%) Linux
6 24 (30.38%) VoIP
7 23 (29.11%) 4G
8 22 (27.85%) Diameter Protocol
9 21 (26.58%) High Availability
9 21 (26.58%) Software Engineering
10 19 (24.05%) 2G
11 17 (21.52%) Subversion
11 17 (21.52%) PBX
11 17 (21.52%) OO
11 17 (21.52%) STL
11 17 (21.52%) C++
11 17 (21.52%) RTP
11 17 (21.52%) RANAP
11 17 (21.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 17 (21.52%) Asterisk PBX
11 17 (21.52%) GCC
11 17 (21.52%) GDB
11 17 (21.52%) Trac
11 17 (21.52%) Cross-Platform Development
12 13 (16.46%) Huawei
13 11 (13.92%) Radio Access Network
13 11 (13.92%) Project Management
13 11 (13.92%) Ericsson
13 11 (13.92%) GPRS

GSM
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (7.59%) MS Office
2 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) MS Project
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 65 (82.28%) UMTS
2 50 (63.29%) LTE
3 27 (34.18%) 3G
4 24 (30.38%) VoIP
5 23 (29.11%) 4G
6 22 (27.85%) Diameter Protocol
7 19 (24.05%) 2G
8 17 (21.52%) Asterisk PBX
8 17 (21.52%) PBX
8 17 (21.52%) RANAP
8 17 (21.52%) RTP
9 11 (13.92%) GPRS
9 11 (13.92%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (6.33%) WCDMA
11 4 (5.06%) ATM
11 4 (5.06%) DHCP
11 4 (5.06%) GGSN
11 4 (5.06%) SCCP
11 4 (5.06%) UTRAN
11 4 (5.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.27%) GIS
1 1 (1.27%) MySQL
1 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (21.52%) GCC
1 17 (21.52%) GDB
1 17 (21.52%) Subversion
1 17 (21.52%) Trac
2 1 (1.27%) JIRA
2 1 (1.27%) LabVIEW
General
1 59 (74.68%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.33%) Back Office
3 3 (3.80%) Front Office
4 2 (2.53%) Electronics
4 2 (2.53%) Finance
5 1 (1.27%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.27%) Automotive
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) C++ Software Engineer
1 17 (21.52%) Software Engineer
2 10 (12.66%) Optimisation Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Implementation Controller
3 9 (11.39%) Radio Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) RAN Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Consultant
6 5 (6.33%) RF Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) 3G Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Support Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Support
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Support Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Trainer
7 4 (5.06%) Trainer
8 3 (3.80%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Back Office Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) GSM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 17 (21.52%) STL
2 2 (2.53%) WAP
3 1 (1.27%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.27%) WebRTC
3 1 (1.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Statistics
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.53%) Handset
4 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.27%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.27%) Telematics
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.65%) Linux
2 5 (6.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.27%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) High Availability
1 21 (26.58%) Software Engineering
2 17 (21.52%) Cross-Platform Development
2 17 (21.52%) OO
3 11 (13.92%) Project Management
4 8 (10.13%) Network Design
5 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.33%) Change Control
5 5 (6.33%) Dependency Management
5 5 (6.33%) Network Management
5 5 (6.33%) Network Planning
6 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.06%) ITIL
6 4 (5.06%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.06%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.06%) Validation
7 3 (3.80%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.80%) Fault Management
7 3 (3.80%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.52%) C++
2 3 (3.80%) SQL
3 2 (2.53%) C
3 2 (2.53%) Java
3 2 (2.53%) MapBasic
4 1 (1.27%) VB
4 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) ISEB
2 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.53%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.27%) Cacti
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco CME
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.27%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 25 (31.65%) Cisco
2 13 (16.46%) Huawei
3 11 (13.92%) Ericsson
4 9 (11.39%) Nokia
5 7 (8.86%) Microsoft
6 6 (7.59%) Mapinfo
7 5 (6.33%) Amdocs
8 3 (3.80%) Nokia Networks
9 2 (2.53%) Actix
9 2 (2.53%) Anite
9 2 (2.53%) BT
9 2 (2.53%) HP
9 2 (2.53%) Juniper
10 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.27%) Dialogic
10 1 (1.27%) EMC
10 1 (1.27%) Greenplum
10 1 (1.27%) ION Trading
10 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.27%) ZTE
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