Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 326 338
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 -53
Contract jobs citing GSM 43 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 1.24% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 13
South East median daily rate £220 £303 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -1.63% -3.15%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £213
90th Percentile £375 £431 £509
England median daily rate £350 £280 £278
% change year-on-year +25.00% +0.90% -13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 7
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.02% +26.15% +66.67%
10th Percentile £22.50 £36.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £32.50 £41.50 £36.50
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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2893 3147 3553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.44% 18.94% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1564 1798 1904
South East median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £231 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 219 242
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +12.51% +25.92%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.14 £54.00 £47.83
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GSM in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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
Thames Valley +5 20 £190 -47.59% 1
Berkshire +18 18 £190 -47.59% 1
Surrey -24 12 - - 2
Hampshire +11 10 £220 -12.00%
Buckinghamshire -25 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
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 South East region with a requirement for GSM.

1 32 (74.42%) LTE
2 23 (53.49%) UMTS
3 22 (51.16%) Telecoms
4 21 (48.84%) WCDMA
5 15 (34.88%) Degree
6 14 (32.56%) VoLTE
6 14 (32.56%) VoWiFi
7 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (27.91%) Service Design
8 12 (27.91%) QA
8 12 (27.91%) HSPA
8 12 (27.91%) Cisco
8 12 (27.91%) VoIP
8 12 (27.91%) Linux
9 11 (25.58%) Software Engineering
9 11 (25.58%) Problem Management
9 11 (25.58%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (23.26%) Cross-Platform Development
10 10 (23.26%) Diameter Protocol
10 10 (23.26%) Mentoring
10 10 (23.26%) Coaching
10 10 (23.26%) Trac
10 10 (23.26%) RANAP
10 10 (23.26%) Wireshark
10 10 (23.26%) Multithreading
10 10 (23.26%) GGSN
10 10 (23.26%) SGSN
10 10 (23.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 10 (23.26%) MGW
10 10 (23.26%) GCC

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 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (74.42%) LTE
2 23 (53.49%) UMTS
3 21 (48.84%) WCDMA
4 14 (32.56%) VoLTE
4 14 (32.56%) VoWiFi
5 12 (27.91%) HSPA
5 12 (27.91%) VoIP
6 10 (23.26%) Asterisk PBX
6 10 (23.26%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (23.26%) GGSN
6 10 (23.26%) MGW
6 10 (23.26%) PBX
6 10 (23.26%) RANAP
6 10 (23.26%) RTP
6 10 (23.26%) SGSN
6 10 (23.26%) Wireshark
7 8 (18.60%) 3G
7 8 (18.60%) 3GPP
7 8 (18.60%) CDMA
8 6 (13.95%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (2.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) GCC
1 10 (23.26%) GDB
1 10 (23.26%) Subversion
1 10 (23.26%) Trac
2 7 (16.28%) Android Studio
2 7 (16.28%) Xcode
General
1 22 (51.16%) Telecoms
2 10 (23.26%) Finance
3 7 (16.28%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Telecoms Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Software Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Architect
5 6 (13.95%) Radio Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Core Network Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Design Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) LTE Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Applications Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Mobile Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Optimisation Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Handset Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Java Applications Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Java Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (23.26%) STL
2 2 (4.65%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Handset
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Linux
2 7 (16.28%) Android
3 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
3 5 (11.63%) Unix
3 5 (11.63%) Windows
3 5 (11.63%) Windows 2000
3 5 (11.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Service Design
2 11 (25.58%) Problem Management
2 11 (25.58%) Software Engineering
3 10 (23.26%) Coaching
3 10 (23.26%) Cross-Platform Development
3 10 (23.26%) Mentoring
3 10 (23.26%) Multithreading
3 10 (23.26%) OO
3 10 (23.26%) Project Management
3 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (16.28%) Mobile Development
5 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.30%) Network Planning
7 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.98%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (6.98%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.33%) CAD
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (2.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) C++
2 7 (16.28%) Apple Swift
2 7 (16.28%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) Objective-C
3 3 (6.98%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Degree
2 11 (25.58%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (11.63%) CCNA
3 5 (11.63%) CCNP
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.98%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) ISO 9000
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 17025
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Cisco
2 9 (20.93%) Huawei
3 7 (16.28%) Apple
4 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.63%) Sybase
5 3 (6.98%) Actix
5 3 (6.98%) Mapinfo