The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 133 134 129
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing GSM 2 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.070% 0.45% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 3.02% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Median daily rate £130 £123 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £150 £260
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -42.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £117.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +13.07%
GSM
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
402 430 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.99% 14.77% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 269 160
Median daily rate £400 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £123 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 22
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.75 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +40.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £117.50 £22.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

GSM
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

GSM Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

GSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

GSM Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

GSM
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
West Yorkshire -9 2 £130 +6.12%
GSM
England

GSM
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for GSM.

1 3 (50.00%) UMTS
1 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware
1 3 (50.00%) 3G
1 3 (50.00%) 2G
1 3 (50.00%) Amdocs
1 3 (50.00%) NSN NetAct
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (33.33%) 4G
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
3 1 (16.67%) LTE
3 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo
3 1 (16.67%) Netcool
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) GPRS
3 1 (16.67%) SLA

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) 2G
1 3 (50.00%) 3G
1 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) UMTS
2 2 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (16.67%) GPRS
3 1 (16.67%) LTE
3 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (16.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Amdocs
2 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo
2 1 (16.67%) Nokia