The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 99 107 111
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing GPRS 23 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 0.62% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.59% 2.32% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Average daily rate
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£220 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £305 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.80% +1.42%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
641 647 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.59% 26.88% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 221 207
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
GPRS
South East

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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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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
Slough +11 12 £235 -
Reading +9 4 - - 2
Newbury -2 1 £90 -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
GPRS
South East

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 27 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 25 (69.44%) GSM
3 18 (50.00%) UMTS
4 16 (44.44%) WCDMA
5 15 (41.67%) 3G
5 15 (41.67%) LTE
5 15 (41.67%) 4G
6 14 (38.89%) 3GPP
7 10 (27.78%) IPv6
7 10 (27.78%) Internet
7 10 (27.78%) 2G
8 9 (25.00%) HSPA
8 9 (25.00%) Degree
8 9 (25.00%) CDMA
9 8 (22.22%) Cisco
9 8 (22.22%) Electronics
10 7 (19.44%) Wireless
10 7 (19.44%) Information Management
10 7 (19.44%) Firewall
10 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
10 7 (19.44%) Huawei
10 7 (19.44%) Smart Meter
10 7 (19.44%) HP
10 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
10 7 (19.44%) DNS
10 7 (19.44%) ATM
11 6 (16.67%) Ericsson
11 6 (16.67%) QA
11 6 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (13.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Maya
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (69.44%) GSM
2 18 (50.00%) UMTS
3 16 (44.44%) WCDMA
4 15 (41.67%) 3G
4 15 (41.67%) LTE
4 15 (41.67%) 4G
5 14 (38.89%) 3GPP
6 10 (27.78%) IPv6
6 10 (27.78%) Internet
6 10 (27.78%) 2G
7 9 (25.00%) HSPA
7 9 (25.00%) CDMA
8 7 (19.44%) Wireless
8 7 (19.44%) Firewall
8 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
8 7 (19.44%) DNS
8 7 (19.44%) ATM
9 6 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (13.89%) VoLTE
11 4 (11.11%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) LabVIEW
General
1 27 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (22.22%) Electronics
3 4 (11.11%) Finance
4 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (8.33%) Billing
5 2 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 9 (25.00%) Architect
2 7 (19.44%) Systems Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Designer
3 3 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Lead Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Network Planner
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Product Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Network Designer
5 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Design Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) WML
1 4 (11.11%) XML
1 4 (11.11%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.56%) Firmware
2 2 (5.56%) DTV
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) UNIX
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
1 1 (2.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Information Management
1 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
2 5 (13.89%) Resource Management
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.56%) V-Model
5 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) Network Design
5 2 (5.56%) Network Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.56%) Network Management
6 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.78%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CCIE
4 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.78%) PMP
4 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Cisco
2 7 (19.44%) Huawei
2 7 (19.44%) HP
3 6 (16.67%) Ericsson
4 5 (13.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (11.11%) Juniper
5 4 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.56%) SGI
7 2 (5.56%) SAP
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle
8 1 (2.78%) Cerion
8 1 (2.78%) Agilent
8 1 (2.78%) Actix
8 1 (2.78%) Sybase
8 1 (2.78%) Mapinfo
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