The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 28 May 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 126 137
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11  
Contract jobs citing GSM 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 1.06% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £270 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £270 £150
% change year-on-year +25.00% +80.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £36.75
% change year-on-year +24.13% -1.36%  

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 the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 385 379 576
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.10% 14.98% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 207 296
Median daily rate £398 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £247 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.84% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 24 63
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.05% +39.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £17.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.58% +11.53%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in the East of England

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in the East of England

GSM
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Hertfordshire +2 2 - -
Essex - 1 - -
GSM
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 East of England region with a requirement for GSM.

1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Actix
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) HSPA
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) WCDMA
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) UTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (100.00%) 2G
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) HSPA
2 2 (66.67%) WCDMA
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) UTRAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Designer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Databuild Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Designer
2 1 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Designer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Actix
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia Networks