The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 83 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing GPRS 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.41% 0.20% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 1.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £250 £315
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.35% +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 Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
187 139 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.20% 14.18% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 54 42
Average daily rate £338 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £227 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 23
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £37.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 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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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
Chesham - 1 - -
Amersham - - - -
GPRS
South East

GPRS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (100.00%) MS Access
1 5 (100.00%) GSM
1 5 (100.00%) UMTS
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) 2G
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Mapinfo
3 3 (60.00%) Netcool
3 3 (60.00%) Greenplum
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (60.00%) 4G
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Validation
4 2 (40.00%) VBA
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) GSM
1 5 (100.00%) UMTS
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) 2G
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
2 3 (60.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MS Access
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VBA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Netcool
1 3 (60.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (60.00%) Mapinfo
2 3 (60.00%) Greenplum
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle