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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 94 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GSM 11 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.64% - 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.67% - 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£123 - £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £35.50
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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
194 157 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.27% 10.06% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 96 58
Average daily rate £338 £300 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £15.50 £114.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (100.00%) UMTS
1 14 (100.00%) SLA
2 13 (92.86%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 10 (71.43%) SDH
3 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (71.43%) RNC
3 10 (71.43%) WFM
3 10 (71.43%) Ericsson
3 10 (71.43%) Ethernet
3 10 (71.43%) ATM
3 10 (71.43%) Line Management
3 10 (71.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (28.57%) GPRS
4 4 (28.57%) Change Management
4 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 4 (28.57%) Amdocs
4 4 (28.57%) Fault Management
4 4 (28.57%) LTE
5 3 (21.43%) 2G
5 3 (21.43%) 3G
6 2 (14.29%) VCP4
7 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 1 (7.14%) Actix
7 1 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
7 1 (7.14%) HSPA
7 1 (7.14%) Mapinfo
7 1 (7.14%) Netcool

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) UMTS
2 13 (92.86%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (71.43%) SDH
3 10 (71.43%) Ethernet
3 10 (71.43%) ATM
3 10 (71.43%) RNC
4 4 (28.57%) GPRS
4 4 (28.57%) LTE
5 3 (21.43%) 3G
5 3 (21.43%) 2G
6 1 (7.14%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MS Access
General
1 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Field Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) WFM
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) Line Management
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
2 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 4 (28.57%) Fault Management
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Netcool
1 1 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Ericsson
1 10 (71.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (28.57%) Amdocs
3 1 (7.14%) Actix
3 1 (7.14%) Mapinfo
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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