The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 121 - 95
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.046% - 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% - 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £313 £308
% change year-on-year
-16.80% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
GSM
Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
266 190 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.24% 11.22% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 113 121
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £23.90 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GSM across the West Yorkshire region.

GSM Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GSM across the West Yorkshire region.

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

GSM
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds - 1 - -
GSM
Yorkshire

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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 21 (100.00%) UMTS
2 20 (95.24%) SLA
3 16 (76.19%) GPRS
3 16 (76.19%) Amdocs
3 16 (76.19%) LTE
4 15 (71.43%) 3G
5 14 (66.67%) Change Management
5 14 (66.67%) 2G
5 14 (66.67%) Fault Management
5 14 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
7 8 (38.10%) Incident Management
7 8 (38.10%) Network Architecture
8 7 (33.33%) HSPA
9 5 (23.81%) Ericsson
9 5 (23.81%) SDH
9 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
9 5 (23.81%) WFM
9 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (23.81%) RNC
9 5 (23.81%) ATM
9 5 (23.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 5 (23.81%) Line Management
10 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
10 2 (9.52%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (9.52%) Mapinfo
10 2 (9.52%) Netcool
11 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
11 1 (4.76%) SQL
11 1 (4.76%) VBA

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) UMTS
2 16 (76.19%) GPRS
2 16 (76.19%) LTE
3 15 (71.43%) 3G
4 14 (66.67%) 2G
4 14 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (33.33%) HSPA
6 5 (23.81%) ATM
6 5 (23.81%) RNC
6 5 (23.81%) SDH
6 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MS Access
General
1 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Field Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.76%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) RAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Change Management
1 14 (66.67%) Fault Management
2 8 (38.10%) Network Architecture
2 8 (38.10%) Incident Management
3 5 (23.81%) WFM
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Line Management
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (95.24%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Netcool
1 2 (9.52%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Amdocs
2 5 (23.81%) Ericsson
2 5 (23.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (9.52%) Mapinfo
4 1 (4.76%) Actix
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft