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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England / South East
Rank 221 233 168
Rank change year-on-year +12 -65  
Contract jobs citing GSM 24 29 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.32% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% 1.44% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 46
Median daily rate £360 £255 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.17% -1.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £263 £260
% change year-on-year +37.14% +0.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.00% +11.11%  

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 1473 2013 2008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.00% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 1121 984
Median daily rate £400 £352 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 100 104
Median hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £16.10 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +24 12 - - 1
Surrey +16 11 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £360 - 1
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 50 (90.91%) LTE
2 41 (74.55%) Telecoms
3 40 (72.73%) UMTS
4 29 (52.73%) Cisco
5 28 (50.91%) Linux
6 27 (49.09%) VoIP
7 26 (47.27%) Software Engineering
8 22 (40.00%) RANAP
8 22 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 22 (40.00%) Asterisk PBX
8 22 (40.00%) GCC
8 22 (40.00%) GDB
8 22 (40.00%) Trac
8 22 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 22 (40.00%) PBX
8 22 (40.00%) OO
8 22 (40.00%) C++
8 22 (40.00%) STL
8 22 (40.00%) RTP
8 22 (40.00%) Subversion
8 22 (40.00%) Cross-Platform Development
9 15 (27.27%) 3G
10 14 (25.45%) High Availability
11 13 (23.64%) 4G
11 13 (23.64%) HSPA
11 13 (23.64%) WCDMA
12 12 (21.82%) Java
12 12 (21.82%) Project Management
12 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (21.82%) Multithreading

GSM
Top Related 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 3 (5.45%) MS Office
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 50 (90.91%) LTE
2 40 (72.73%) UMTS
3 27 (49.09%) VoIP
4 22 (40.00%) Asterisk PBX
4 22 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 22 (40.00%) PBX
4 22 (40.00%) RANAP
4 22 (40.00%) RTP
5 15 (27.27%) 3G
6 13 (23.64%) 4G
6 13 (23.64%) HSPA
6 13 (23.64%) WCDMA
7 12 (21.82%) Wireshark
8 10 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
9 9 (16.36%) 2G
10 7 (12.73%) GGSN
10 7 (12.73%) MGW
10 7 (12.73%) SGSN
11 5 (9.09%) UTRAN
12 4 (7.27%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) GCC
1 22 (40.00%) GDB
1 22 (40.00%) Subversion
1 22 (40.00%) Trac
2 11 (20.00%) Android Studio
2 11 (20.00%) Xcode
General
1 41 (74.55%) Telecoms
2 11 (20.00%) Publishing
3 10 (18.18%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 22 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Architect
3 7 (12.73%) Optimisation Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) 3G Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) 4G Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Radio Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Support Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Support
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Support Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Trainer
6 4 (7.27%) Trainer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (40.00%) STL
2 1 (1.82%) WAP
2 1 (1.82%) WebRTC
2 1 (1.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.64%) Handset
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.91%) Linux
2 11 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Software Engineering
2 22 (40.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (40.00%) OO
3 14 (25.45%) High Availability
4 12 (21.82%) Multithreading
4 12 (21.82%) Project Management
4 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (20.00%) Coaching
5 11 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 11 (20.00%) Mobile Development
5 11 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 11 (20.00%) Service Design
6 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL
7 2 (3.64%) Network Design
7 2 (3.64%) Network Management
7 2 (3.64%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (3.64%) Radio Network Optimisation
7 2 (3.64%) Resource Management
8 1 (1.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) C++
2 12 (21.82%) Java
3 11 (20.00%) Apple Swift
3 11 (20.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) ISEB
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Cisco
2 11 (20.00%) Apple
3 7 (12.73%) Huawei
4 6 (10.91%) Ericsson
5 5 (9.09%) Nokia
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.64%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (1.82%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.82%) HP
7 1 (1.82%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.82%) Samsung
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