Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 131 160
Rank change year-on-year -26 +29 -61
Contract jobs citing GSM 12 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.31% 0.55% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 2.80% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 8
Berkshire median daily rate £375 - £388
10th Percentile £214 - £295
90th Percentile £403 - £438
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +11.11%

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 637 714 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.58% 19.56% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 300 548
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £201 £205 £250
90th Percentile £575 £560 £525
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 56 43
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -50.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £10.55
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.75 £61.53
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £17.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +55.88% -46.88% +0.38%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GSM in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
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 19 June 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 -10 4 £195 - 2
GSM
South East

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (58.33%) UMTS
2 7 (58.33%) LTE
3 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (41.67%) VoWiFi
4 5 (41.67%) 4G
4 5 (41.67%) VoLTE
4 5 (41.67%) WCDMA
4 5 (41.67%) 3G
4 5 (41.67%) 2G
5 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) GPRS
5 4 (33.33%) Office 365
6 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (25.00%) Coaching
6 3 (25.00%) HSPA
6 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (25.00%) Service Design
6 3 (25.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (25.00%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (25.00%) HP ALM
6 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) ISEB
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (25.00%) 3GPP

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 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LTE
1 7 (58.33%) UMTS
2 5 (41.67%) 2G
2 5 (41.67%) 3G
2 5 (41.67%) 4G
2 5 (41.67%) VoLTE
2 5 (41.67%) VoWiFi
2 5 (41.67%) WCDMA
3 4 (33.33%) GPRS
4 3 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 3 (25.00%) HSPA
4 3 (25.00%) SCCP
4 3 (25.00%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (16.67%) ATM
5 2 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (16.67%) ISDN
5 2 (16.67%) PSTN
5 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (16.67%) SS7
5 2 (16.67%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Design Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Handset Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) LTE Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Core Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Leader
3 1 (8.33%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (25.00%) Handset
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Coaching
1 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
1 3 (25.00%) Service Design
1 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (25.00%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (25.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Huawei
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Sybase