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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 115 71
Rank change year-on-year +27 -44  
Contract jobs citing GSM 11 9 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.60% 0.36% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.07% 1.48% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 42
Median daily rate - £325 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £253 £260
% change year-on-year +42.57% -2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £41.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -13.93% +14.58%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 358 610 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.57% 24.58% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 286 336
Median daily rate £413 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing GSM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +20 5 - -
GSM
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for GSM.

1 20 (86.96%) LTE
2 12 (52.17%) Project Management
3 11 (47.83%) Java
3 11 (47.83%) UMTS
3 11 (47.83%) WCDMA
3 11 (47.83%) Apple
3 11 (47.83%) 3G
3 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
3 11 (47.83%) Publishing
3 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (47.83%) Xcode
3 11 (47.83%) Objective-C
3 11 (47.83%) Problem Management
3 11 (47.83%) QA
3 11 (47.83%) Android
3 11 (47.83%) HSPA
3 11 (47.83%) 4G
3 11 (47.83%) Android Studio
3 11 (47.83%) Mentoring
3 11 (47.83%) Coaching
3 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (47.83%) Mobile Development
3 11 (47.83%) Apple Swift
3 11 (47.83%) Service Design
4 10 (43.48%) Finance
4 10 (43.48%) Degree
5 9 (39.13%) 2G
6 7 (30.43%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (26.09%) Huawei
8 5 (21.74%) UTRAN

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 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) LTE
2 11 (47.83%) 3G
2 11 (47.83%) 4G
2 11 (47.83%) HSPA
2 11 (47.83%) UMTS
2 11 (47.83%) WCDMA
3 9 (39.13%) 2G
4 7 (30.43%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (21.74%) UTRAN
6 2 (8.70%) VoIP
7 1 (4.35%) 3GPP
7 1 (4.35%) 5G
7 1 (4.35%) GPRS
7 1 (4.35%) HTTP
7 1 (4.35%) Network Security
7 1 (4.35%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Android Studio
1 11 (47.83%) Xcode
General
1 11 (47.83%) Publishing
1 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) 3G Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) 4G Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Optimisation Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Java Applications Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Java Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Architect
4 2 (8.70%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Sales Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior 3G Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) WebRTC
1 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Handset
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Project Management
2 11 (47.83%) Coaching
2 11 (47.83%) Mentoring
2 11 (47.83%) Mobile Development
2 11 (47.83%) Problem Management
2 11 (47.83%) Service Design
2 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) Dependency Management
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design
5 1 (4.35%) Presales
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Apple Swift
1 11 (47.83%) Java
1 11 (47.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Apple
2 6 (26.09%) Huawei
3 5 (21.74%) Ericsson
3 5 (21.74%) Nokia
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (4.35%) Samsung