Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 20 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 105 101
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 -9
Contract jobs citing GSM 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.31% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 0.82% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Bristol median daily rate £388 - £145
South West median daily rate £388 - £273
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Bristol median hourly rate - £39.00 £39.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.95% -
South West median hourly rate - £39.00 £39.38
% change year-on-year - -0.95% +29.10%

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 Bristol with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 312 243 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.93% 14.39% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 168 114
Bristol median daily rate £350 £336 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% -10.33% -
10th Percentile £178 £200 £240
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £31.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.81% +17.59% +83.05%
10th Percentile £12.30 £17.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.38 £83.00
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +80.11%

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for GSM in Bristol

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in Bristol

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 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 Bristol region with a requirement for GSM.

1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
1 5 (83.33%) 3G
1 5 (83.33%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (50.00%) High Availability
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) HSPA
3 3 (50.00%) Huawei
3 3 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (50.00%) WCDMA
3 3 (50.00%) Nokia
4 2 (33.33%) GPRS
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Actix
4 2 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
5 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (16.67%) User Experience
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (16.67%) VoWiFi
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Service Design
5 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Measurement
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) 3G
1 5 (83.33%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (50.00%) HSPA
3 3 (50.00%) WCDMA
3 3 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (33.33%) GPRS
4 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
5 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) PSTN
5 1 (16.67%) UMTS
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) VoWiFi
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Testing Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Measurement
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Service Design
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) HND
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Huawei
1 3 (50.00%) Nokia
2 2 (33.33%) Actix
3 1 (16.67%) Agilent
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Greenplum
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) NetScout