The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 259 236
Rank change year-on-year +29 -23  
Contract jobs citing GSM 13 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.11% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 0.57% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 10
Median daily rate £350 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +70.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £413 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £438 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £225
% change year-on-year +27.27% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% +0.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.13 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.38 £38.30
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1327 1746 1780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.17% 19.45% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2197 2750 2349
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 317 356
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.46 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in the South East

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in the South East

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in the South East

GSM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +20 6 - - 2
Surrey +11 3 - - 5
Hampshire +7 3 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - -
GSM
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for GSM.

1 35 (97.22%) LTE
2 23 (63.89%) Telecoms
3 20 (55.56%) UMTS
4 15 (41.67%) Linux
4 15 (41.67%) Degree
5 14 (38.89%) QA
6 12 (33.33%) RANAP
6 12 (33.33%) Wireshark
6 12 (33.33%) Multithreading
6 12 (33.33%) Subversion
6 12 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 12 (33.33%) OO
6 12 (33.33%) C++
6 12 (33.33%) STL
6 12 (33.33%) VoIP
6 12 (33.33%) PBX
6 12 (33.33%) Cisco
6 12 (33.33%) RTP
6 12 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 12 (33.33%) Asterisk PBX
6 12 (33.33%) GCC
6 12 (33.33%) GDB
6 12 (33.33%) Trac
6 12 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
6 12 (33.33%) Cross-Platform Development
7 11 (30.56%) Service Design
7 11 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (30.56%) 4G
7 11 (30.56%) WCDMA
7 11 (30.56%) HSPA

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 35 (97.22%) LTE
2 20 (55.56%) UMTS
3 12 (33.33%) Asterisk PBX
3 12 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 12 (33.33%) PBX
3 12 (33.33%) RANAP
3 12 (33.33%) RTP
3 12 (33.33%) VoIP
3 12 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 11 (30.56%) 4G
4 11 (30.56%) HSPA
4 11 (30.56%) WCDMA
5 10 (27.78%) GGSN
5 10 (27.78%) MGW
5 10 (27.78%) SGSN
6 8 (22.22%) 2G
6 8 (22.22%) 3G
7 5 (13.89%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (8.33%) TETRA
8 3 (8.33%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) GCC
1 12 (33.33%) GDB
1 12 (33.33%) Subversion
1 12 (33.33%) Trac
2 9 (25.00%) Android Studio
2 9 (25.00%) Xcode
General
1 23 (63.89%) Telecoms
2 9 (25.00%) Publishing
3 8 (22.22%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
1 12 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Project Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Build Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Java Applications Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Java Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Mobile Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Mobile Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Applications Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Data Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Field Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 12 (33.33%) STL
2 1 (2.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) Handset
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Android
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Cross-Platform Development
1 12 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 12 (33.33%) OO
1 12 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 11 (30.56%) Service Design
3 10 (27.78%) Problem Management
4 9 (25.00%) Coaching
4 9 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 9 (25.00%) Mobile Development
4 9 (25.00%) Project Management
4 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 3 (8.33%) Validation
6 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Presales
6 2 (5.56%) Workflow
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) C++
2 10 (27.78%) Java
3 9 (25.00%) Apple Swift
3 9 (25.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Degree
2 9 (25.00%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (8.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (5.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Cisco
2 9 (25.00%) Apple
3 3 (8.33%) Ericsson
3 3 (8.33%) Nokia
4 2 (5.56%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (2.78%) Huawei
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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