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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK
Rank 542 561 454
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -107
Contract jobs citing GSM 54 63 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.85% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 47
Median daily rate £360 £320 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +20.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £320 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 8
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%

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
6820 7446 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4240 4407 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 310 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 11 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 21 February 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 +20 49 £360 +12.50% 6
South East +17 31 £360 -7.09% 4
Berkshire +20 17 - - 2
Surrey +16 13 - - 1
Camberley - 13 - - 1
West Midlands - 11 - -
Solihull - 11 - -
Reading +18 10 - -
London +6 6 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £360 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £360 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 73 (76.84%) Telecoms
2 72 (75.79%) LTE
3 64 (67.37%) UMTS
4 42 (44.21%) Cisco
5 35 (36.84%) VoIP
6 30 (31.58%) Linux
6 30 (31.58%) Diameter Protocol
7 28 (29.47%) Software Engineering
8 25 (26.32%) 3G
9 24 (25.26%) RTP
9 24 (25.26%) OO
9 24 (25.26%) C++
9 24 (25.26%) STL
9 24 (25.26%) PBX
9 24 (25.26%) Subversion
9 24 (25.26%) RANAP
9 24 (25.26%) Cross-Platform Development
9 24 (25.26%) Trac
9 24 (25.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 24 (25.26%) Asterisk PBX
9 24 (25.26%) GCC
9 24 (25.26%) GDB
10 20 (21.05%) 4G
10 20 (21.05%) Huawei
11 19 (20.00%) High Availability
12 17 (17.89%) Problem Management
13 16 (16.84%) 2G
14 14 (14.74%) Project Management
14 14 (14.74%) Ericsson
15 13 (13.68%) Nokia

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 (6.32%) MS Office
2 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 72 (75.79%) LTE
2 64 (67.37%) UMTS
3 35 (36.84%) VoIP
4 30 (31.58%) Diameter Protocol
5 25 (26.32%) 3G
6 24 (25.26%) Asterisk PBX
6 24 (25.26%) PBX
6 24 (25.26%) RANAP
6 24 (25.26%) RTP
7 20 (21.05%) 4G
8 16 (16.84%) 2G
9 13 (13.68%) GPRS
9 13 (13.68%) HSPA
9 13 (13.68%) WCDMA
10 12 (12.63%) Radio Access Network
11 11 (11.58%) ADSL
11 11 (11.58%) GPON
11 11 (11.58%) LAN
11 11 (11.58%) PSTN
11 11 (11.58%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (25.26%) GCC
1 24 (25.26%) GDB
1 24 (25.26%) Subversion
1 24 (25.26%) Trac
2 11 (11.58%) Android Studio
2 11 (11.58%) Xcode
General
1 73 (76.84%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.63%) Finance
3 11 (11.58%) Publishing
4 7 (7.37%) Back Office
5 6 (6.32%) Front Office
6 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (25.26%) C++ Software Engineer
1 24 (25.26%) Software Engineer
2 12 (12.63%) Architect
3 9 (9.47%) Optimisation Engineer
3 9 (9.47%) Telecoms Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) 3G Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Radio Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Back Office Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) RAN Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) 4G Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Design Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Support Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Technical Support
7 4 (4.21%) Technical Support Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 24 (25.26%) STL
2 2 (2.11%) WAP
3 1 (1.05%) WebRTC
3 1 (1.05%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.16%) Handset
4 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.05%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.58%) Linux
2 11 (11.58%) Android
3 6 (6.32%) Windows
4 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.47%) Software Engineering
2 24 (25.26%) Cross-Platform Development
2 24 (25.26%) OO
3 19 (20.00%) High Availability
4 17 (17.89%) Problem Management
5 14 (14.74%) Project Management
6 12 (12.63%) Coaching
6 12 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (11.58%) Mentoring
7 11 (11.58%) Mobile Development
7 11 (11.58%) Service Design
8 9 (9.47%) Multithreading
9 8 (8.42%) Network Design
9 8 (8.42%) Network Management
9 8 (8.42%) Statistics
10 7 (7.37%) Configuration Management
11 6 (6.32%) Fault Management
11 6 (6.32%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (6.32%) People Management
11 6 (6.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.26%) C++
2 13 (13.68%) Java
3 11 (11.58%) Apple Swift
3 11 (11.58%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.05%) SQL
4 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) Degree
2 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) ISEB
3 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.68%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Firmware
Vendors
1 42 (44.21%) Cisco
2 20 (21.05%) Huawei
3 14 (14.74%) Ericsson
4 13 (13.68%) Nokia
5 11 (11.58%) Apple
5 11 (11.58%) Juniper
6 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.16%) BT
7 3 (3.16%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (1.05%) Greenplum
8 1 (1.05%) HP
8 1 (1.05%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.05%) Samsung
8 1 (1.05%) ZTE
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