The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 27 June 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 69 69
Rank change year-on-year +18 0  
Contract jobs citing GSM 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.34% 0.46% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 1.90% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £225
% change year-on-year +27.27% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +15.38% +6.12%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 137 211 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 23.54% 24.06% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 113 53
Median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £484 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in Reading

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for GSM.

1 8 (100.00%) LTE
2 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (62.50%) 2G
2 5 (62.50%) 3G
2 5 (62.50%) 4G
3 4 (50.00%) UMTS
3 4 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Apple
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) WCDMA
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) Publishing
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) Xcode
4 3 (37.50%) Objective-C
4 3 (37.50%) Big Data
4 3 (37.50%) Android
4 3 (37.50%) HSPA
4 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) Android Studio
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (37.50%) Coaching
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Mobile Development
4 3 (37.50%) Apple Swift

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LTE
2 5 (62.50%) 2G
2 5 (62.50%) 3G
2 5 (62.50%) 4G
3 4 (50.00%) UMTS
4 3 (37.50%) HSPA
4 3 (37.50%) WCDMA
5 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (25.00%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Android Studio
1 3 (37.50%) Xcode
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Publishing
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Databuild Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Sales Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Coaching
1 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile Development
1 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
1 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
1 3 (37.50%) Service Design
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Presales
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Apple Swift
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Apple
2 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (12.50%) Huawei
3 1 (12.50%) Nokia Networks