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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 118 128 113
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing GPRS 5 5 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.19% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.74% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate
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£324 £300 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £300 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £250 £340
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +9.23%
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
642 672 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.00% 25.68% 34.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 217 243
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £19.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +53.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Reading +18 3 £413 -
Newbury -2 2 £163 -
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
GPRS
South East

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 20 (74.07%) Telecoms
2 18 (66.67%) GSM
3 12 (44.44%) WCDMA
3 12 (44.44%) 4G
4 10 (37.04%) Degree
4 10 (37.04%) 3GPP
4 10 (37.04%) UMTS
4 10 (37.04%) 3G
5 8 (29.63%) Electronics
5 8 (29.63%) LTE
6 7 (25.93%) Smart Meter
6 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
6 7 (25.93%) HP
6 7 (25.93%) Internet
6 7 (25.93%) Wireless
7 6 (22.22%) 2G
7 6 (22.22%) CDMA
7 6 (22.22%) IPv6
7 6 (22.22%) Information Management
7 6 (22.22%) QA
8 5 (18.52%) Resource Management
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (14.81%) WAP
9 4 (14.81%) SSL
9 4 (14.81%) HTTP
9 4 (14.81%) WML
9 4 (14.81%) XML
9 4 (14.81%) DAB
9 4 (14.81%) VoLTE

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) GSM
2 12 (44.44%) WCDMA
2 12 (44.44%) 4G
3 10 (37.04%) 3GPP
3 10 (37.04%) UMTS
3 10 (37.04%) 3G
4 8 (29.63%) LTE
5 7 (25.93%) Internet
5 7 (25.93%) Wireless
6 6 (22.22%) IPv6
6 6 (22.22%) CDMA
6 6 (22.22%) 2G
7 4 (14.81%) SSL
7 4 (14.81%) DAB
7 4 (14.81%) HTTP
7 4 (14.81%) HSPA
7 4 (14.81%) VoLTE
8 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (11.11%) DNS
8 3 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) LabVIEW
General
1 20 (74.07%) Telecoms
2 8 (29.63%) Electronics
3 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.11%) Billing
4 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Architect
1 6 (22.22%) Systems Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
4 1 (3.70%) C++ Developer
4 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Product Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) WML
1 4 (14.81%) XML
1 4 (14.81%) WAP
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Smart Meter
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) DTV
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
2 6 (22.22%) Information Management
3 5 (18.52%) Resource Management
4 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Network Design
5 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (7.41%) V-Model
5 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.41%) Network Management
5 2 (7.41%) MVC
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Product Management
6 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) C++
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.70%) PMP
4 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) SGI
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Cramer
4 1 (3.70%) Agilent
4 1 (3.70%) Actix
4 1 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (3.70%) Mapinfo