Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 202 218
Rank change year-on-year +14 +16 -31
Contract jobs citing GSM 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.14% 0.088% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 0.60% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
South West median daily rate £388 - £273
10th Percentile £294 - £171
90th Percentile £406 - £375
England median daily rate £350 £280 £275
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.82% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
South West median hourly rate - £39.00 £39.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.95% +29.10%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -39.02% +86.36% -37.14%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 834 835 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.87% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 493 469
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +0.69%
10th Percentile £171 £166 £180
90th Percentile £536 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 76
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +80.11%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.23 £13.58
90th Percentile £46.45 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 20 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
Bristol -4 6 £388 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
GSM
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 West region with a requirement for GSM.

1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (75.00%) 3G
2 6 (75.00%) LTE
3 5 (62.50%) 4G
4 4 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (50.00%) 2G
5 3 (37.50%) WCDMA
5 3 (37.50%) Huawei
5 3 (37.50%) Nokia
5 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
5 3 (37.50%) High Availability
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (37.50%) HSPA
6 2 (25.00%) Actix
6 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
6 2 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (25.00%) GPRS
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) UMTS
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
7 1 (12.50%) WAN
7 1 (12.50%) Python
7 1 (12.50%) Broadband
7 1 (12.50%) LAN
7 1 (12.50%) PSTN
7 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
7 1 (12.50%) C
7 1 (12.50%) C++
7 1 (12.50%) Perl

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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) 3G
1 6 (75.00%) LTE
2 5 (62.50%) 4G
3 4 (50.00%) 2G
3 4 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (37.50%) HSPA
4 3 (37.50%) WCDMA
4 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
5 2 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (25.00%) GPRS
5 2 (25.00%) UMTS
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
6 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) OpenFlow
6 1 (12.50%) PSTN
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) VoWiFi
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms Designer
3 1 (12.50%) C Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C/C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Testing Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (37.50%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Measurement
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) HND
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) KVM
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Huawei
1 3 (37.50%) Nokia
2 2 (25.00%) Actix
3 1 (12.50%) Agilent
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Greenplum
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) NetScout
3 1 (12.50%) VMware