The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 140 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing GSM 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.10% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £388 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £225
% change year-on-year +27.27% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 428 534 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.75% 17.85% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 345 209
Median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 30
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in the South West

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in the South West

GSM
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bristol 0 4 £388 - 1
GSM
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for GSM.

1 3 (75.00%) 4G
1 3 (75.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (25.00%) GGSN
3 1 (25.00%) SGSN
3 1 (25.00%) Greenplum
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) HSPA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) 2G
3 1 (25.00%) Redknee
3 1 (25.00%) Huawei
3 1 (25.00%) NetScout
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) LAN

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) 4G
1 3 (75.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (25.00%) 2G
3 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) GGSN
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) HSPA
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) PSTN
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) SGSN
3 1 (25.00%) UMTS
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Service Design
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) HND
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Acme Packet
2 1 (25.00%) Actix
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Greenplum
2 1 (25.00%) Huawei
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) NetScout
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Redknee
2 1 (25.00%) Tekelec