The first table below looks at the demand for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 25 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 East of England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 138 - 135
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 8 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% - 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% - 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£363 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
427 401 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.07% 16.78% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 156 241
Average daily rate £315 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 58 66
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.32 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
GPRS
England

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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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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
Cambridgeshire - 3 £363 - 4
Suffolk - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) Internet
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
3 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
3 4 (44.44%) 4G
3 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Statistics
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) GSM
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Electronics
4 3 (33.33%) ZigBee
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) LTE
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
5 2 (22.22%) UMTS
5 2 (22.22%) Embedded C
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) Bluetooth
6 1 (11.11%) HTML
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) ISEB

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Internet
2 4 (44.44%) GSM
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) 4G
3 3 (33.33%) ZigBee
4 2 (22.22%) LTE
4 2 (22.22%) UMTS
4 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) Bluetooth
4 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
5 1 (11.11%) WLAN
5 1 (11.11%) SMS
5 1 (11.11%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) WAP
1 1 (11.11%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
2 4 (44.44%) Statistics
3 1 (11.11%) Internet of Things
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (11.11%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) bada
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
1 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
1 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
3 1 (11.11%) User Stories
3 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Embedded C
2 2 (22.22%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Symbian
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago