Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 784 741
Rank change year-on-year +25 -43 -81
Contract jobs citing GSM 83 80 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.53% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 36
England median daily rate £350 £280 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +0.90% -13.28%
10th Percentile £220 £165 £163
90th Percentile £438 £448 £529
UK median daily rate £350 £280 £275
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.82% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 16
England median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.02% +86.36% -29.60%
10th Percentile £13.04 £27.70 £13.00
90th Percentile £41.75 £41.50 £40.31
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.02% +36.67% -7.69%

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 12899 15025 14723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7913 9155 8625
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 759 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.22 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 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
South East +11 43 £220 -27.27% 4
London -26 18 £425 +54.55% 4
North of England +52 9 £313 +25.00%
Yorkshire +26 8 £338 +197.36%
South West +10 8 £388 -
Midlands +32 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
North West +14 1 £230 -9.80%
East of England -15 1 £375 -9.09%
GSM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region with a requirement for GSM.

1 52 (62.65%) Telecoms
2 51 (61.45%) LTE
3 33 (39.76%) 3G
4 27 (32.53%) UMTS
5 25 (30.12%) WCDMA
6 23 (27.71%) Linux
6 23 (27.71%) Finance
7 22 (26.51%) 4G
8 20 (24.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 20 (24.10%) Multithreading
8 20 (24.10%) SGSN
8 20 (24.10%) C++
9 19 (22.89%) Unix
10 18 (21.69%) VoIP
10 18 (21.69%) Cisco
10 18 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (20.48%) Degree
11 17 (20.48%) Java
12 16 (19.28%) GPRS
12 16 (19.28%) Android
12 16 (19.28%) VoLTE
13 15 (18.07%) VoWiFi
13 15 (18.07%) HSPA
13 15 (18.07%) Windows
14 14 (16.87%) WAN
14 14 (16.87%) LAN
14 14 (16.87%) PBX
14 14 (16.87%) Apple iOS
14 14 (16.87%) Asterisk PBX
14 14 (16.87%) Wireshark

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 (4.82%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (61.45%) LTE
2 33 (39.76%) 3G
3 27 (32.53%) UMTS
4 25 (30.12%) WCDMA
5 22 (26.51%) 4G
6 20 (24.10%) SGSN
7 18 (21.69%) VoIP
8 16 (19.28%) GPRS
8 16 (19.28%) VoLTE
9 15 (18.07%) HSPA
9 15 (18.07%) VoWiFi
10 14 (16.87%) Asterisk PBX
10 14 (16.87%) LAN
10 14 (16.87%) PBX
10 14 (16.87%) WAN
10 14 (16.87%) Wireshark
11 13 (15.66%) Diameter Protocol
12 11 (13.25%) GGSN
13 10 (12.05%) MGW
13 10 (12.05%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) GIS
2 5 (6.02%) Big Data
3 1 (1.20%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) GCC
1 10 (12.05%) GDB
1 10 (12.05%) Subversion
1 10 (12.05%) Trac
2 7 (8.43%) Android Studio
2 7 (8.43%) Xcode
3 4 (4.82%) Metasploit
General
1 52 (62.65%) Telecoms
2 23 (27.71%) Finance
3 10 (12.05%) Electronics
4 9 (10.84%) Manufacturing
4 9 (10.84%) Marketing
5 7 (8.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (14.46%) Software Engineer
1 12 (14.46%) Telecoms Engineer
2 11 (13.25%) Architect
2 11 (13.25%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (10.84%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 9 (10.84%) Technical Support
5 7 (8.43%) Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Network Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Radio Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) C++ Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Core Network Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Design Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) LTE Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Designer
8 4 (4.82%) Optimisation Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Technical Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 10 (12.05%) STL
3 9 (10.84%) HTML
4 4 (4.82%) LAMP
5 3 (3.61%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.82%) PKI
4 2 (2.41%) Handset
5 1 (1.20%) CCTV
5 1 (1.20%) CESG
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.71%) Linux
2 19 (22.89%) Unix
3 16 (19.28%) Android
4 15 (18.07%) Windows
5 14 (16.87%) Apple iOS
6 9 (10.84%) Mac OS X
6 9 (10.84%) Windows Phone
7 5 (6.02%) Windows 2000
7 5 (6.02%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) Multithreading
2 13 (15.66%) Coaching
2 13 (15.66%) Service Design
3 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
4 11 (13.25%) Problem Management
5 10 (12.05%) Cross-Platform Development
5 10 (12.05%) Mentoring
5 10 (12.05%) OO
5 10 (12.05%) Project Management
5 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (10.84%) Digital Marketing
6 9 (10.84%) Programme Management
6 9 (10.84%) Service Delivery
6 9 (10.84%) Translating Business Requirements
7 7 (8.43%) Mobile Development
8 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.23%) Integration Testing
8 6 (7.23%) Open Source
9 5 (6.02%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.10%) C++
2 17 (20.48%) Java
3 13 (15.66%) C
4 9 (10.84%) PHP
4 9 (10.84%) PowerShell
4 9 (10.84%) VB
5 7 (8.43%) Apple Swift
5 7 (8.43%) Objective-C
5 7 (8.43%) SQL
6 3 (3.61%) Perl
6 3 (3.61%) Python
7 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Degree
2 11 (13.25%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.02%) CCNA
4 5 (6.02%) CCNP
5 3 (3.61%) HNC
6 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) CEH
7 1 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.20%) CISM
7 1 (1.20%) CISSP
7 1 (1.20%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) HND
7 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.46%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.41%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 10 (12.05%) KVM
1 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.82%) iptables
2 4 (4.82%) Postfix
2 4 (4.82%) Samba
2 4 (4.82%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) Ansible
1 10 (12.05%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (12.05%) Puppet
2 9 (10.84%) AirWatch
3 5 (6.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (4.82%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (4.82%) Nessus
4 4 (4.82%) Nmap
5 2 (2.41%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (1.20%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Cisco
2 13 (15.66%) Huawei
3 10 (12.05%) VMware
4 9 (10.84%) MobileIron
4 9 (10.84%) SAP
5 7 (8.43%) Apple
5 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.02%) Actix
6 5 (6.02%) Sybase
7 4 (4.82%) Mapinfo
7 4 (4.82%) NEC
7 4 (4.82%) Nokia
8 3 (3.61%) Ericsson
9 2 (2.41%) NetScout
10 1 (1.20%) Acme Packet
10 1 (1.20%) Agilent
10 1 (1.20%) EMC
10 1 (1.20%) Greenplum
10 1 (1.20%) Redknee
10 1 (1.20%) Tekelec