The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 137 124 131
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing GPRS 10 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 0.84% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £163 £333
% change year-on-year
+91.53% -51.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 - £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +5.18%
GPRS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
513 356 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.69% 15.00% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 124 247
Average daily rate £350 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 53 63
Average hourly rate £25.50 £18.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £33.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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
Hertfordshire -21 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £350 - 3
Suffolk - - - -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Internet
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) Resource Management
2 4 (40.00%) ZigBee
2 4 (40.00%) 4G
2 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (40.00%) GSM
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) Embedded C
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) Electronics
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Bluetooth
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) bada
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
5 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Internet of Things

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (50.00%) Internet
2 4 (40.00%) ZigBee
2 4 (40.00%) 4G
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) GSM
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) Bluetooth
5 1 (10.00%) LTE
5 1 (10.00%) 3GPP
5 1 (10.00%) UMTS
5 1 (10.00%) WLAN
5 1 (10.00%) WCDMA
5 1 (10.00%) 3G
5 1 (10.00%) 2G
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) WAP
1 1 (10.00%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (40.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) bada
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Resource Management
1 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Symbian
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