Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 11 December 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)
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 - 40
Rank change year-on-year - +40 +7
Contract jobs citing GSM 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.28% - 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.92% - 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Slough median daily rate £305 - £300
10th Percentile £283 - £268
90th Percentile £328 - £333
Berkshire median daily rate £305 £190 £325
% change year-on-year +60.53% -41.54% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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 Slough with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 101 64 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 28.77% 22.38% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 29 51
Slough median daily rate £375 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.97% -8.15% +1.12%
10th Percentile £221 £183 £210
90th Percentile £550 £481 £438
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £20.81
% change year-on-year +44.44% -35.14% -24.32%

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for GSM in Slough

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in Slough

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Slough region with a requirement for GSM.

1 8 (100.00%) UMTS
2 7 (87.50%) SLA
2 7 (87.50%) Wireless
2 7 (87.50%) WiMAX
2 7 (87.50%) RNC
2 7 (87.50%) LTE
2 7 (87.50%) Node B
3 6 (75.00%) 4G
4 5 (62.50%) 2G
4 5 (62.50%) Huawei
4 5 (62.50%) 3G
5 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (37.50%) Nortel
6 3 (37.50%) Ericsson
6 3 (37.50%) Nokia
7 2 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
8 1 (12.50%) HP ALM
8 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
8 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
8 1 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (12.50%) Internet
8 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (12.50%) Cisco
8 1 (12.50%) IPv6
8 1 (12.50%) HP
8 1 (12.50%) WAP
8 1 (12.50%) HTTP
8 1 (12.50%) SSL
8 1 (12.50%) WML

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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%) UMTS
2 7 (87.50%) LTE
2 7 (87.50%) Node B
2 7 (87.50%) RNC
2 7 (87.50%) WiMAX
2 7 (87.50%) Wireless
3 6 (75.00%) 4G
4 5 (62.50%) 2G
4 5 (62.50%) 3G
5 3 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (12.50%) GPRS
6 1 (12.50%) HTTP
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) IPv6
6 1 (12.50%) SSL
6 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
1 1 (12.50%) WML
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Huawei
2 3 (37.50%) Ericsson
2 3 (37.50%) Nokia
2 3 (37.50%) Nortel
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) HP