Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 157 148
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 +8
Contract jobs citing GSM 18 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.43% 0.52% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 2.69% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Berkshire median daily rate - £265 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.90% -6.45%
South East median daily rate £525 £220 £325
% change year-on-year +138.64% -32.31% -16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +60.00% -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 793 782 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.16% 19.24% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 329 434
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £225 £241 £225
90th Percentile £553 £600 £535
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 54
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -34.35% -47.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £46.00 £40.25 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.44 £22.50
% change year-on-year +26.16% -22.50% -30.77%

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
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 22 January 2019. 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 -6 8 - -
Slough - 7 - -
Newbury +3 3 - - 1
GSM
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 15 (83.33%) LTE
2 14 (77.78%) UMTS
3 10 (55.56%) Wireless
4 9 (50.00%) Huawei
4 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (38.89%) 4G
6 7 (38.89%) Node B
6 7 (38.89%) WiMAX
6 7 (38.89%) RNC
6 7 (38.89%) SLA
7 6 (33.33%) 3G
7 6 (33.33%) Degree
7 6 (33.33%) 2G
8 4 (22.22%) 3GPP
8 4 (22.22%) Ericsson
9 3 (16.67%) Nokia
9 3 (16.67%) Mapinfo
9 3 (16.67%) Nortel
9 3 (16.67%) GPRS
9 3 (16.67%) C
9 3 (16.67%) Network Planning
9 3 (16.67%) Actix
9 3 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
9 3 (16.67%) 5G
9 3 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
9 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
9 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
9 3 (16.67%) Samsung
9 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle BRM
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) LTE
2 14 (77.78%) UMTS
3 10 (55.56%) Wireless
4 8 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (38.89%) 4G
5 7 (38.89%) Node B
5 7 (38.89%) RNC
5 7 (38.89%) WiMAX
6 6 (33.33%) 2G
6 6 (33.33%) 3G
7 4 (22.22%) 3GPP
8 3 (16.67%) 5G
8 3 (16.67%) GPRS
9 2 (11.11%) Broadband
9 2 (11.11%) VoLTE
10 1 (5.56%) ISDN
10 1 (5.56%) SDH
10 1 (5.56%) TETRA
10 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (5.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Billing
2 2 (11.11%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Wireless Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) RF Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Optimisation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Ericsson Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) IPTV
3 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
1 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
1 3 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
1 3 (16.67%) Network Planning
1 3 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (11.11%) Accounts Receivable
2 2 (11.11%) Benchmarking
2 2 (11.11%) Feature Driven Development
2 2 (11.11%) Network Design
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (11.11%) Radio Network Optimisation
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) Creative Thinking
3 1 (5.56%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Optimisation
3 1 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
2 2 (11.11%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Huawei
2 4 (22.22%) Ericsson
3 3 (16.67%) Actix
3 3 (16.67%) Mapinfo
3 3 (16.67%) Nokia
3 3 (16.67%) Nortel
3 3 (16.67%) Samsung
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Siebel