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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 628 587 514
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -73
Contract jobs citing GSM 29 74 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.94% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 38
Median daily rate £275 £304 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.46% -6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £246 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £498 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £304 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Median hourly rate £41.00 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+192.85% -62.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+31.20% -18.83%

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
8297 7834 8460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.69% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5065 4500 4673
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 545 478
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -10.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 2016.

GSM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GSM
Top 25 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 27 September 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 -12 25 £275 -11.29% 6
South East -9 13 £263 -19.23% 2
Surrey +14 8 - - 1
London -8 6 £275 -
Camberley - 6 - - 1
Hampshire +12 3 £250 -49.74%
Southampton - 3 £250 -
Yorkshire +8 2 £114 -
Leeds +7 2 £114 -
West Yorkshire +4 2 £114 -
Berkshire -16 2 £275 -11.29% 1
North West +16 1 - - 2
Reading +12 1 - -
Cheshire +8 1 - -
Guildford +3 1 - -
Slough +3 1 £275 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £300 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 - 2
Staines - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 2
Midlands - 1 £288 -
South West - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 59 (79.73%) UMTS
2 50 (67.57%) Telecoms
3 38 (51.35%) LTE
4 25 (33.78%) 3G
5 21 (28.38%) 2G
6 20 (27.03%) Project Management
7 19 (25.68%) 4G
8 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
9 16 (21.62%) Radio Access Network
10 15 (20.27%) Huawei
11 14 (18.92%) Nokia
12 13 (17.57%) Ericsson
12 13 (17.57%) NSN NetAct
13 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (14.86%) Cisco
13 11 (14.86%) Linux
14 10 (13.51%) MS Office
14 10 (13.51%) Mapinfo
14 10 (13.51%) Diameter Protocol
15 9 (12.16%) Finance
16 8 (10.81%) C++
16 8 (10.81%) GPRS
16 8 (10.81%) VoIP
16 8 (10.81%) SLA
16 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
16 8 (10.81%) Change Control
17 7 (9.46%) High Availability
17 7 (9.46%) Trac
17 7 (9.46%) Dependency Management
17 7 (9.46%) Boost C++ Libraries

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) MS Office
2 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.05%) MS Project
4 1 (1.35%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 59 (79.73%) UMTS
2 38 (51.35%) LTE
3 25 (33.78%) 3G
4 21 (28.38%) 2G
5 19 (25.68%) 4G
6 16 (21.62%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (13.51%) Diameter Protocol
8 8 (10.81%) GPRS
8 8 (10.81%) VoIP
9 7 (9.46%) Asterisk PBX
9 7 (9.46%) PBX
9 7 (9.46%) RANAP
9 7 (9.46%) RTP
9 7 (9.46%) Wireless
10 6 (8.11%) ATM
10 6 (8.11%) VoLTE
11 5 (6.76%) SDH
11 5 (6.76%) UTRAN
11 5 (6.76%) WCDMA
12 4 (5.41%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.35%) GIS
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) GCC
1 7 (9.46%) GDB
1 7 (9.46%) Subversion
1 7 (9.46%) Trac
2 1 (1.35%) CppUnit
2 1 (1.35%) JIRA
2 1 (1.35%) JMeter
2 1 (1.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 50 (67.57%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.16%) Finance
3 5 (6.76%) Electronics
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.35%) Automotive
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.35%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
5 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Implementation Controller
2 11 (14.86%) Radio Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) C++ Software Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Optimisation Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Consultant
5 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.41%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Electronics Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) GSM Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) RF Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Transmission Planner
7 2 (2.70%) 3G Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) GSM Consultant
7 2 (2.70%) Mobility Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (9.46%) STL
2 2 (2.70%) WAP
3 1 (1.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.11%) Statistics
3 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.05%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.05%) PMI
4 2 (2.70%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.70%) Handset
4 2 (2.70%) Telematics
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.35%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 6 (8.11%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Unix
4 2 (2.70%) Android
5 1 (1.35%) Mandriva Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Solaris
5 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.35%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Project Management
2 8 (10.81%) Change Control
2 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
3 7 (9.46%) Cross-Platform Development
3 7 (9.46%) Dependency Management
3 7 (9.46%) High Availability
3 7 (9.46%) OO
4 6 (8.11%) ITIL
4 6 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (8.11%) Risk Management
5 5 (6.76%) Logistics
5 5 (6.76%) Network Planning
6 4 (5.41%) Network Design
7 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.05%) Change Management
7 3 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.05%) Planning and Forecasting
7 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.70%) Benchmarking
8 2 (2.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) C++
2 6 (8.11%) C
3 4 (5.41%) SQL
4 2 (2.70%) Java
4 2 (2.70%) MapBasic
5 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.35%) Perl
5 1 (1.35%) VB
5 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) Degree
1 3 (4.05%) MCSE
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.35%) ISEB
2 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (4.05%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.70%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (1.35%) Cacti
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco CME
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.27%) Huawei
3 14 (18.92%) Nokia
4 13 (17.57%) Ericsson
5 11 (14.86%) Cisco
6 10 (13.51%) Mapinfo
7 7 (9.46%) Amdocs
7 7 (9.46%) BT
8 5 (6.76%) SAP
9 4 (5.41%) Nokia Networks
9 4 (5.41%) Virgin Media
10 3 (4.05%) Remedy
10 3 (4.05%) Samsung
10 3 (4.05%) Tellabs
11 2 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (2.70%) Anite
11 2 (2.70%) EMC
11 2 (2.70%) Siemens
11 2 (2.70%) Sybase
11 2 (2.70%) ZTE
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago