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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England / South West
Rank - 137 130
Contract jobs citing GSM 0 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.035% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.22% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £255 £260
% change year-on-year +41.17% -1.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
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 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 438 457 373
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.86% 15.80% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 301 183
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £440 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 23
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GSM in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in the South West

GSM
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for GSM.

1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) LTE

GSM
Top Related 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 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) GSM Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) LTE Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) RF Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS Engineer
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia