Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 17 January 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 763 752 752
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 -104
Contract jobs citing GSM 73 82 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.091% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.60% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 32
England median daily rate £375 £313 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +1.21% -1.20%
10th Percentile £220 £135 £215
90th Percentile £438 £453 £503
UK median daily rate £375 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +20.00% +1.63% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 18
England median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.02% +17.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £13.04 £32.05 £13.20
90th Percentile £41.75 £41.50 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -39.02% +9.33% +15.38%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,599 13,701 13,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.64% 15.15% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,828 8,362 8,077
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.99% +0.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £215 £213
90th Percentile £594 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 625 675 853
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.86 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GSM in England

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in England

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GSM in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GSM in England

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in England

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GSM in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GSM in England

GSM
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
South East -26 40 £220 -32.31% 7
London -13 18 £425 +54.55% 1
South West +12 9 £388 -
Midlands -1 4 - - 7
West Midlands -5 4 - -
North of England +44 1 £230 +102.64% 1
North West +14 1 £230 - 1
East of England -24 1 £375 -9.09% 2
GSM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for GSM.

1 43 (58.90%) Telecoms
2 38 (52.05%) LTE
3 30 (41.10%) WCDMA
4 25 (34.25%) UMTS
5 24 (32.88%) 3G
6 23 (31.51%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (27.40%) VoWiFi
7 20 (27.40%) VoLTE
7 20 (27.40%) HSPA
7 20 (27.40%) Linux
8 19 (26.03%) Finance
9 18 (24.66%) C++
9 18 (24.66%) Multithreading
9 18 (24.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 18 (24.66%) 4G
10 17 (23.29%) Coaching
11 15 (20.55%) Degree
11 15 (20.55%) VoIP
11 15 (20.55%) Cisco
11 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (20.55%) Huawei
12 14 (19.18%) 3GPP
12 14 (19.18%) Project Management
12 14 (19.18%) Wireshark
12 14 (19.18%) QA
12 14 (19.18%) Problem Management
12 14 (19.18%) Mentoring
12 14 (19.18%) Service Design
12 14 (19.18%) Numerate Degree
13 13 (17.81%) C

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.48%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (52.05%) LTE
2 30 (41.10%) WCDMA
3 25 (34.25%) UMTS
4 24 (32.88%) 3G
5 20 (27.40%) HSPA
5 20 (27.40%) VoLTE
5 20 (27.40%) VoWiFi
6 18 (24.66%) 4G
7 15 (20.55%) VoIP
8 14 (19.18%) 3GPP
8 14 (19.18%) Wireshark
9 12 (16.44%) Asterisk PBX
9 12 (16.44%) PBX
10 10 (13.70%) Diameter Protocol
10 10 (13.70%) OpenFlow
11 9 (12.33%) 2G
11 9 (12.33%) ATM
11 9 (12.33%) GGSN
11 9 (12.33%) SGSN
12 8 (10.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) GIS
2 5 (6.85%) Big Data
3 2 (2.74%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) GCC
1 8 (10.96%) GDB
1 8 (10.96%) Subversion
1 8 (10.96%) Trac
2 7 (9.59%) Android Studio
2 7 (9.59%) Xcode
3 4 (5.48%) Metasploit
General
1 43 (58.90%) Telecoms
2 19 (26.03%) Finance
3 7 (9.59%) Publishing
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (13.70%) Software Engineer
1 10 (13.70%) Telecoms Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) Architect
2 9 (12.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) LTE Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Network Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Core Network Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Design Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Developer
4 7 (9.59%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Designer
6 5 (6.85%) C++ Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Handset Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Radio Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Optimisation Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Network Support
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Designer
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Telecoms Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (10.96%) STL
3 4 (5.48%) LAMP
4 3 (4.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Handset
2 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.48%) PKI
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) CCTV
5 1 (1.37%) CESG
5 1 (1.37%) Derivative
5 1 (1.37%) Equities
5 1 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.37%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.40%) Linux
2 10 (13.70%) Unix
3 7 (9.59%) Android
3 7 (9.59%) Windows
4 6 (8.22%) Windows 2000
4 6 (8.22%) Windows NT
5 5 (6.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Multithreading
2 17 (23.29%) Coaching
3 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (19.18%) Mentoring
4 14 (19.18%) Problem Management
4 14 (19.18%) Project Management
4 14 (19.18%) Service Design
5 11 (15.07%) Service Delivery
6 10 (13.70%) Software Engineering
7 9 (12.33%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (10.96%) Cross-Platform Development
8 8 (10.96%) OO
9 7 (9.59%) Mobile Development
10 6 (8.22%) High Availability
10 6 (8.22%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.85%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (6.85%) Open Source
11 5 (6.85%) Use Case
12 4 (5.48%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) C++
2 13 (17.81%) C
3 11 (15.07%) SQL
4 8 (10.96%) Java
5 7 (9.59%) Apple Swift
5 7 (9.59%) Objective-C
6 3 (4.11%) Perl
6 3 (4.11%) Python
7 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) Degree
2 14 (19.18%) Numerate Degree
3 7 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.22%) CCNA
4 6 (8.22%) CCNP
5 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) CEH
6 1 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.37%) CISM
6 1 (1.37%) CISSP
6 1 (1.37%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.18%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.74%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (1.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) KVM
1 10 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.48%) iptables
2 4 (5.48%) Postfix
2 4 (5.48%) Samba
2 4 (5.48%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) Ansible
1 10 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (13.70%) Puppet
2 7 (9.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (5.48%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (5.48%) Nessus
3 4 (5.48%) Nmap
4 2 (2.74%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (1.37%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Cisco
1 15 (20.55%) Huawei
2 10 (13.70%) VMware
3 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.59%) Actix
4 7 (9.59%) Apple
5 6 (8.22%) Nokia
5 6 (8.22%) Sybase
6 4 (5.48%) Mapinfo
6 4 (5.48%) NEC
7 2 (2.74%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.74%) NetScout
8 1 (1.37%) Acme Packet
8 1 (1.37%) Agilent
8 1 (1.37%) Amdocs
8 1 (1.37%) EMC
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle
8 1 (1.37%) Redknee
8 1 (1.37%) Tekelec