The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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)
South East / Surrey
Rank 78 89 84
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs citing GSM 11 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.94% 0.93% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.47% 3.15% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £315 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £255 £260
% change year-on-year +41.17% -1.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -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 Surrey with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 170 381 283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 14.54% 29.65% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 219 153
Median daily rate £380 £398 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.40% +22.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 40 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £45.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.70% -6.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £20.25 £21.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.24 £47.50 £47.50
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 Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

GSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GSM in Surrey

GSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GSM in Surrey

GSM
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 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
Camberley - 10 - - 1
Staines - 1 - -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

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 Surrey region with a requirement for GSM.

1 32 (96.97%) Telecoms
1 32 (96.97%) LTE
2 30 (90.91%) UMTS
3 28 (84.85%) Linux
3 28 (84.85%) Cisco
4 26 (78.79%) Software Engineering
5 25 (75.76%) VoIP
6 22 (66.67%) STL
6 22 (66.67%) OO
6 22 (66.67%) C++
6 22 (66.67%) RTP
6 22 (66.67%) RANAP
6 22 (66.67%) PBX
6 22 (66.67%) Subversion
6 22 (66.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 22 (66.67%) Asterisk PBX
6 22 (66.67%) GCC
6 22 (66.67%) GDB
6 22 (66.67%) Trac
6 22 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
6 22 (66.67%) Cross-Platform Development
7 14 (42.42%) High Availability
8 12 (36.36%) Wireshark
8 12 (36.36%) Multithreading
9 7 (21.21%) GGSN
9 7 (21.21%) SGSN
9 7 (21.21%) MGW
10 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (18.18%) 3G
11 4 (12.12%) 4G

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 32 (96.97%) LTE
2 30 (90.91%) UMTS
3 25 (75.76%) VoIP
4 22 (66.67%) Asterisk PBX
4 22 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
4 22 (66.67%) PBX
4 22 (66.67%) RANAP
4 22 (66.67%) RTP
5 12 (36.36%) Wireshark
6 7 (21.21%) GGSN
6 7 (21.21%) MGW
6 7 (21.21%) SGSN
7 6 (18.18%) 3G
8 4 (12.12%) 4G
9 3 (9.09%) M3UA
9 3 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (9.09%) SCCP
9 3 (9.09%) SCTP
9 3 (9.09%) TCAP
9 3 (9.09%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (66.67%) GCC
1 22 (66.67%) GDB
1 22 (66.67%) Subversion
1 22 (66.67%) Trac
General
1 32 (96.97%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) C++ Software Engineer
1 22 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Support Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Technical Support
2 4 (12.12%) Technical Support Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Technical Trainer
2 4 (12.12%) Trainer
3 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Telecoms Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Project Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (66.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (66.67%) STL
2 1 (3.03%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Software Engineering
2 22 (66.67%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (66.67%) OO
3 14 (42.42%) High Availability
4 12 (36.36%) Multithreading
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Network Management
6 2 (6.06%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (6.06%) Radio Network Optimisation
6 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.03%) Presales
7 1 (3.03%) Prototyping
7 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) SDLC
7 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.03%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (84.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.03%) Ericsson
2 1 (3.03%) Greenplum
2 1 (3.03%) Huawei
2 1 (3.03%) Mapinfo
2 1 (3.03%) Nokia Networks
Camberley, Surrey
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