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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK
Rank 538 561 500
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -61
Contract jobs citing GSM 62 57 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 0.77% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 26
Median daily rate £215 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.60% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £145 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +46.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -13.04%

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
6869 7404 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.56% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 4306 4176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 373 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.66 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.92 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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
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
Top 17 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +30 57 £215 -30.60% 7
South East +40 34 £280 -27.74% 4
Surrey +35 20 £280 -34.11% 2
Camberley - 15 - - 2
Berkshire +11 14 - -
West Midlands +8 11 - -
Solihull +5 11 - -
Reading +20 10 - -
London +6 6 £150 -65.65% 1
Cheshire +25 3 - - 1
North West +16 3 - - 1
Guildford -5 3 £280 -
Warrington - 2 - -
Newbury +7 1 - -
South West +5 1 - -
Wiltshire +2 1 - -
City of London - 1 £150 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 71 (78.02%) Telecoms
2 65 (71.43%) LTE
3 63 (69.23%) UMTS
4 41 (45.05%) Cisco
5 31 (34.07%) VoIP
6 29 (31.87%) Linux
7 26 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 26 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
8 25 (27.47%) 3G
9 22 (24.18%) RTP
9 22 (24.18%) OO
9 22 (24.18%) C++
9 22 (24.18%) STL
9 22 (24.18%) PBX
9 22 (24.18%) Subversion
9 22 (24.18%) Trac
9 22 (24.18%) Cross-Platform Development
9 22 (24.18%) RANAP
9 22 (24.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 22 (24.18%) Asterisk PBX
9 22 (24.18%) GCC
9 22 (24.18%) GDB
10 21 (23.08%) 4G
10 21 (23.08%) High Availability
11 19 (20.88%) Huawei
12 18 (19.78%) 2G
13 15 (16.48%) Ericsson
14 13 (14.29%) Nokia
15 12 (13.19%) Juniper
15 12 (13.19%) DWDM

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 7 (7.69%) MS Office
2 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 65 (71.43%) LTE
2 63 (69.23%) UMTS
3 31 (34.07%) VoIP
4 26 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
5 25 (27.47%) 3G
6 22 (24.18%) Asterisk PBX
6 22 (24.18%) PBX
6 22 (24.18%) RANAP
6 22 (24.18%) RTP
7 21 (23.08%) 4G
8 18 (19.78%) 2G
9 12 (13.19%) DWDM
9 12 (13.19%) GPRS
9 12 (13.19%) Radio Access Network
9 12 (13.19%) SDH
10 11 (12.09%) GPON
10 11 (12.09%) LAN
10 11 (12.09%) PSTN
10 11 (12.09%) WAN
10 11 (12.09%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (24.18%) GCC
1 22 (24.18%) GDB
1 22 (24.18%) Subversion
1 22 (24.18%) Trac
2 6 (6.59%) Android Studio
2 6 (6.59%) Xcode
3 1 (1.10%) LabVIEW
General
1 71 (78.02%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.69%) Finance
3 6 (6.59%) Publishing
4 5 (5.49%) Back Office
5 4 (4.40%) Front Office
6 1 (1.10%) Automotive
6 1 (1.10%) Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) C++ Software Engineer
1 22 (24.18%) Software Engineer
2 10 (10.99%) Optimisation Engineer
3 9 (9.89%) Telecoms Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) Radio Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) 3G Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Architect
6 6 (6.59%) RAN Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) 4G Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Consultant
8 4 (4.40%) Design Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) RF Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Support Consultant
8 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.40%) Technical Support
8 4 (4.40%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (24.18%) STL
2 2 (2.20%) WAP
3 1 (1.10%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.10%) WebRTC
3 1 (1.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.69%) Statistics
3 3 (3.30%) Handset
4 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.10%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.10%) Telematics
4 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.87%) Linux
2 6 (6.59%) Android
3 5 (5.49%) Windows
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.10%) Mandriva Linux
4 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 22 (24.18%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (24.18%) OO
3 21 (23.08%) High Availability
4 10 (10.99%) Problem Management
5 9 (9.89%) Project Management
6 8 (8.79%) Coaching
7 7 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.59%) Mobile Development
8 6 (6.59%) Network Design
8 6 (6.59%) Network Management
8 6 (6.59%) Service Design
9 5 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (5.49%) Multithreading
9 5 (5.49%) Validation
10 4 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.40%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.18%) C++
2 8 (8.79%) Java
3 6 (6.59%) Apple Swift
3 6 (6.59%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.10%) C
4 1 (1.10%) SQL
4 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Degree
1 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) ISEB
2 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.10%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.10%) Cacti
2 1 (1.10%) Cisco CME
2 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.10%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 41 (45.05%) Cisco
2 19 (20.88%) Huawei
3 15 (16.48%) Ericsson
4 13 (14.29%) Nokia
5 12 (13.19%) Juniper
6 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
7 6 (6.59%) Apple
8 3 (3.30%) BT
8 3 (3.30%) Nokia Networks
9 2 (2.20%) Amdocs
9 2 (2.20%) Mapinfo
9 2 (2.20%) ZTE
10 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.10%) EMC
10 1 (1.10%) Greenplum
10 1 (1.10%) HP
10 1 (1.10%) ION Trading
10 1 (1.10%) Samsung
10 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds
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