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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 98 103 116
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing GPRS 28 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.08% 0.87% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.90% 3.24% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
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£293 £238 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.15% +13.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £313 £186
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +67.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-71.11% +26.76%
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
571 649 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.07% 26.81% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 243 225
Average daily rate £338 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 27
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £59.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 +6 17 £310 +244.44%
Slough 0 8 £225 -4.25%
Reading -12 2 £450 +9.09%
GPRS
South East

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 30 (85.71%) GSM
2 29 (82.86%) UMTS
3 25 (71.43%) Telecoms
4 16 (45.71%) LTE
5 15 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (42.86%) VoLTE
5 15 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
5 15 (42.86%) HP
6 14 (40.00%) Wireshark
7 13 (37.14%) Diameter Protocol
8 11 (31.43%) Test Planning
8 11 (31.43%) Test Management
8 11 (31.43%) UNIX
8 11 (31.43%) Wireless
8 11 (31.43%) Validation
9 10 (28.57%) RNC
9 10 (28.57%) 4G
10 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
10 9 (25.71%) HSDPA
10 9 (25.71%) Solaris
10 9 (25.71%) SLA
10 9 (25.71%) 3G
11 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 6 (17.14%) HSPA
12 6 (17.14%) NAS
12 6 (17.14%) CDMA
13 5 (14.29%) WCDMA
13 5 (14.29%) Ericsson
13 5 (14.29%) Linux
13 5 (14.29%) SMS

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 30 (85.71%) GSM
2 29 (82.86%) UMTS
3 16 (45.71%) LTE
4 15 (42.86%) VoLTE
5 14 (40.00%) Wireshark
6 13 (37.14%) Diameter Protocol
7 11 (31.43%) Wireless
8 10 (28.57%) RNC
8 10 (28.57%) 4G
9 9 (25.71%) HSDPA
9 9 (25.71%) 3G
10 6 (17.14%) CDMA
10 6 (17.14%) NAS
10 6 (17.14%) HSPA
11 5 (14.29%) MPLS
11 5 (14.29%) WCDMA
11 5 (14.29%) SMS
12 4 (11.43%) 3GPP
12 4 (11.43%) VoIP
12 4 (11.43%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
General
1 25 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Technical Tester
1 15 (42.86%) Tester
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) OSS Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) SOAP
1 3 (8.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.57%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) UNIX
2 9 (25.71%) Solaris
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (31.43%) Validation
2 11 (31.43%) Test Management
2 11 (31.43%) Test Planning
3 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
4 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.57%) ERP
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.57%) Network Planning
6 3 (8.57%) Supplier Management
6 3 (8.57%) V-Model
6 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.86%) SDLC
7 1 (2.86%) Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.86%) Fault Management
7 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) C
1 2 (5.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) ISEB
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (11.43%) Netcool
3 2 (5.71%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) HP
2 5 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) Sybase
4 3 (8.57%) Huawei
5 2 (5.71%) Nokia
6 1 (2.86%) Infovista