Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 18 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 90 112
Rank change year-on-year 0 +22 -15
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.075% 0.74% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 4.62% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Cheshire median daily rate £230 £255 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.80% +6.25% -25.00%
North West median daily rate £230 £255 £195
% change year-on-year -9.80% +30.77% -39.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 187 238 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.03% 16.10% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 152 197
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +15.65%
10th Percentile £228 £217 £229
90th Percentile £525 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £394 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -3.67% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 36
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -7.57%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £12.43
90th Percentile £20.93 £52.75 £21.63
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88% -10.53%

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for GSM in Cheshire

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for GSM.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Mapinfo
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Amdocs
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Amdocs OSS

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Optimisation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (100.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Amdocs
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Mapinfo
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft