Period
to 22 October 2017

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 6 months to 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 184 199
Rank change year-on-year -26 +15 0
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.020% 0.083% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.48% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.58% -24.00%
10th Percentile £363 £284 £213
90th Percentile £388 £443 £300
England median daily rate £350 £300 £283
% change year-on-year +16.67% +6.19% -9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.41 £41.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -59.99% +192.86% -56.92%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 942 834 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.58% 17.36% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 465 527
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £200
90th Percentile £572 £548 £500
England median daily rate £405 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 62 130
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £37.25 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.89% +20.16% +26.53%
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.89 £10.48
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.68 £52.63
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.11% +14.18% +0.23%

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing GSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 22 October 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
Hertfordshire -11 1 £375 -
GSM
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Redknee
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) NetScout
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) GGSN
1 1 (100.00%) SGSN
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (100.00%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (100.00%) Acme Packet
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) Tekelec
1 1 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (100.00%) Intelligent Network
1 1 (100.00%) Value-Added Service

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) GGSN
1 1 (100.00%) Intelligent Network
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) SGSN
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) Value-Added Service
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Management
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Acme Packet
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) NetScout
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Redknee
1 1 (100.00%) Tekelec