Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 212 238
Rank change year-on-year +14 +26 -39
Contract jobs citing GSM 1 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.018% 0.16% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 1.06% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
North West median daily rate £230 £255 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.80% +30.77% -39.06%
10th Percentile £225 £251 £145
90th Percentile £235 £259 £258
England median daily rate £350 £280 £278
% change year-on-year +25.00% +0.90% -13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -39.02% +86.36% -29.60%

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 North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 770 1034 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.63% 15.14% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 604 633
North West median daily rate £390 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £207
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 56 108
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing GSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in the North West

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in the North West

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in the North West

GSM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the North West 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
Cheshire 0 1 £230 -9.80%
GSM
England

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 North West region with a requirement for GSM.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Mapinfo
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Amdocs
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Amdocs OSS

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Optimisation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (100.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Amdocs
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Mapinfo
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft