Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for GSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GSM over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 146 168
Rank change year-on-year 0 +22 -24
Contract jobs citing GSM 17 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.43% 0.45% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.37% 2.32% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Berkshire median daily rate £305 £190 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.53% -47.59% +26.09%
10th Percentile £283 £185 £278
90th Percentile £328 £195 £434
South East median daily rate £415 £220 £325
% change year-on-year +88.64% -32.31% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -39.02% +26.15%

GSM is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 718 777 983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.27% 19.35% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 337 482
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £613 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 48 52
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -3.57% -41.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.45 £43.83 £47.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +11.11%

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing GSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in Berkshire

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GSM in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in Berkshire

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in Berkshire

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GSM in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GSM in Berkshire

GSM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 9 - - 2
Newbury -5 3 - -
Slough - 3 £305 -
GSM
South East

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for GSM.

1 14 (82.35%) Telecoms
1 14 (82.35%) LTE
1 14 (82.35%) Radio Access Network
2 13 (76.47%) UMTS
3 11 (64.71%) 3GPP
3 11 (64.71%) Huawei
4 9 (52.94%) Degree
4 9 (52.94%) Capacity Management
4 9 (52.94%) Performance Engineering
4 9 (52.94%) Algorithms
4 9 (52.94%) 5G
5 8 (47.06%) VoLTE
5 8 (47.06%) Actix
5 8 (47.06%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (47.06%) Network Planning
5 8 (47.06%) Mapinfo
6 7 (41.18%) 4G
7 6 (35.29%) Samsung
8 5 (29.41%) 3G
8 5 (29.41%) 2G
9 4 (23.53%) Wireless
9 4 (23.53%) GPRS
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (11.76%) SLA
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco
10 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
10 2 (11.76%) Unix
10 2 (11.76%) C
10 2 (11.76%) Electronics
10 2 (11.76%) RNC

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) LTE
1 14 (82.35%) Radio Access Network
2 13 (76.47%) UMTS
3 11 (64.71%) 3GPP
4 9 (52.94%) 5G
5 8 (47.06%) VoLTE
6 7 (41.18%) 4G
7 5 (29.41%) 2G
7 5 (29.41%) 3G
8 4 (23.53%) GPRS
8 4 (23.53%) Wireless
9 2 (11.76%) Node B
9 2 (11.76%) RNC
9 2 (11.76%) WiMAX
10 1 (5.88%) Broadband
10 1 (5.88%) Diameter Protocol
10 1 (5.88%) Internet
10 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
10 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MS Access
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 14 (82.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Radio Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) RF Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) GSM Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) UMTS Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Wireless Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Wireless Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) LTE Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Performance Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (5.88%) RF Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) WAP
1 1 (5.88%) WinForms
1 1 (5.88%) WML
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) IPTV
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Capacity Management
1 9 (52.94%) Performance Engineering
2 8 (47.06%) Customer Requirements
2 8 (47.06%) Network Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Customer-Centricity
3 2 (11.76%) Fault Management
3 2 (11.76%) Feature Driven Development
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile Optimisation
3 2 (11.76%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) Accounts Receivable
4 1 (5.88%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.88%) Radio Network Optimisation
4 1 (5.88%) Revenue Management
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Huawei
2 8 (47.06%) Actix
2 8 (47.06%) Mapinfo
3 6 (35.29%) Samsung
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy
5 1 (5.88%) Siebel