Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 162 139
Rank change year-on-year +10 -23 +7
Contract jobs citing GSM 18 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.44% 0.21% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.35% 0.91% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 8
Berkshire median daily rate £190 £363 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.59% +26.09% +32.18%
10th Percentile £185 £278 £203
90th Percentile £195 £434 £480
South East median daily rate £273 £303 £308
% change year-on-year -9.92% -1.63% -3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £36.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -39.02% +26.15% +182.61%

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 765 984 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.59% 23.06% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 488 526
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.71% +3.47%
10th Percentile £246 £253 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

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 21 November 2017. 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 3 - -
Bracknell +6 1 £190 -52.50%
Newbury -2 1 - - 1
GSM
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 17 (94.44%) LTE
2 16 (88.89%) WCDMA
3 13 (72.22%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (66.67%) Service Design
4 12 (66.67%) QA
4 12 (66.67%) HSPA
5 11 (61.11%) Problem Management
5 11 (61.11%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (61.11%) Degree
6 10 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (55.56%) Finance
6 10 (55.56%) Project Management
6 10 (55.56%) Mentoring
6 10 (55.56%) Coaching
7 9 (50.00%) VoWiFi
7 9 (50.00%) VoLTE
8 7 (38.89%) Apple
8 7 (38.89%) 3G
8 7 (38.89%) Java
8 7 (38.89%) Publishing
8 7 (38.89%) Xcode
8 7 (38.89%) Objective-C
8 7 (38.89%) Android
8 7 (38.89%) Android Studio
8 7 (38.89%) Mobile Development
8 7 (38.89%) Apple Swift
9 5 (27.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
9 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
10 4 (22.22%) Network Planning

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 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) LTE
2 16 (88.89%) WCDMA
3 12 (66.67%) HSPA
4 9 (50.00%) VoLTE
4 9 (50.00%) VoWiFi
5 7 (38.89%) 3G
6 2 (11.11%) 2G
6 2 (11.11%) 3GPP
6 2 (11.11%) 4G
6 2 (11.11%) UMTS
7 1 (5.56%) ATM
7 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (5.56%) SDH
7 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (5.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Android Studio
1 7 (38.89%) Xcode
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Publishing
3 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Design Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) LTE Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Handset Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Applications Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Java Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Java Software Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Junior
6 1 (5.56%) Software Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) Handset
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Android
2 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Service Design
2 11 (61.11%) Problem Management
3 10 (55.56%) Coaching
3 10 (55.56%) Mentoring
3 10 (55.56%) Project Management
3 10 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (38.89%) Mobile Development
5 4 (22.22%) Network Planning
6 3 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.56%) CAD
7 1 (5.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Apple Swift
1 7 (38.89%) Java
1 7 (38.89%) Objective-C
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Degree
1 11 (61.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Apple
2 4 (22.22%) Huawei
3 3 (16.67%) Actix
3 3 (16.67%) Mapinfo