The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 109 112 105
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing GPRS 28 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 0.57% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 2.46% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 0
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£285 £410 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
GPRS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
761 650 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.90% 23.16% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 233 190
Average daily rate £300 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GPRS across the Berkshire region.

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

GPRS
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

GPRS Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the Berkshire region.

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +7 15 £290 +65.71% 2
Reading 0 5 - - 1
Slough - - - - 1
GPRS
South East

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing GPRS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GPRS.

1 26 (89.66%) GSM
2 25 (86.21%) UMTS
2 25 (86.21%) Wireless
3 23 (79.31%) Telecoms
4 21 (72.41%) LTE
5 19 (65.52%) VoLTE
5 19 (65.52%) Network Planning
6 17 (58.62%) WiMAX
6 17 (58.62%) GPON
6 17 (58.62%) Radio Access Network
6 17 (58.62%) HSPA
6 17 (58.62%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (58.62%) CDMA2000
6 17 (58.62%) MPLS
6 17 (58.62%) DSL
6 17 (58.62%) Ericsson
6 17 (58.62%) SDH
7 15 (51.72%) 4G
8 13 (44.83%) C
9 12 (41.38%) Huawei
10 9 (31.03%) CDMA
11 7 (24.14%) 3G
12 6 (20.69%) HP
12 6 (20.69%) ISEB
12 6 (20.69%) VoIP
12 6 (20.69%) RTCP
12 6 (20.69%) RTP
12 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
12 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
12 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing GPRS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GPRS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 26 (89.66%) GSM
2 25 (86.21%) UMTS
2 25 (86.21%) Wireless
3 21 (72.41%) LTE
4 19 (65.52%) VoLTE
5 17 (58.62%) Radio Access Network
5 17 (58.62%) GPON
5 17 (58.62%) HSPA
5 17 (58.62%) WiMAX
5 17 (58.62%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (58.62%) SDH
5 17 (58.62%) CDMA2000
5 17 (58.62%) MPLS
5 17 (58.62%) DSL
6 15 (51.72%) 4G
7 9 (31.03%) CDMA
8 7 (24.14%) 3G
9 6 (20.69%) VoIP
9 6 (20.69%) RTCP
9 6 (20.69%) RTP
General
1 23 (79.31%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (6.90%) Ericsson Engineer
2 2 (6.90%) Network Planner
3 1 (3.45%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Tester
3 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
3 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
1 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Network Planning
2 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Ericsson
2 12 (41.38%) Huawei
3 6 (20.69%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) Actix
5 2 (6.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (3.45%) Sybase
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
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