The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England / London
Rank 405 409 395
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14  
Contract jobs citing GSM 3 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.016% 0.050% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.39% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £273 £260
% change year-on-year +32.11% +4.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.00% +11.11%  

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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2398 2799 2819
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.59% 12.74% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1593 1883 1806
Median daily rate £438 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 58 82
Median hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £12.85 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in London

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in London

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 London region with a requirement for GSM.

1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (80.00%) UMTS
3 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (70.00%) LTE
4 6 (60.00%) GGSN
4 6 (60.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (60.00%) Fault Management
4 6 (60.00%) Huawei
4 6 (60.00%) Statistics
4 6 (60.00%) Network Design
4 6 (60.00%) Validation
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (60.00%) Front Office
4 6 (60.00%) Back Office
4 6 (60.00%) VoIP
4 6 (60.00%) SMTP
4 6 (60.00%) DHCP
4 6 (60.00%) SNMP
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) GPRS
4 6 (60.00%) Network Management
4 6 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (60.00%) People Management
4 6 (60.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) UMTS
2 7 (70.00%) LTE
2 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (60.00%) DHCP
3 6 (60.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (60.00%) DNS
3 6 (60.00%) GGSN
3 6 (60.00%) GPRS
3 6 (60.00%) SMTP
3 6 (60.00%) SNMP
3 6 (60.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) 2G
4 1 (10.00%) 3G
4 1 (10.00%) 4G
4 1 (10.00%) ATM
4 1 (10.00%) SDH
4 1 (10.00%) TETRA
4 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (10.00%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
General
1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (60.00%) Back Office
2 6 (60.00%) Front Office
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Commissioning Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) GSM Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
1 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (60.00%) Fault Management
1 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (60.00%) Network Design
1 6 (60.00%) Network Management
1 6 (60.00%) People Management
1 6 (60.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (60.00%) Statistics
1 6 (60.00%) Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (10.00%) CAD
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Huawei