The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 518 549 479
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -70
Contract jobs citing GPRS 65 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.067% 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.50% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 16 16
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£260 £294 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.48% -3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £260 £299
% change year-on-year
- -12.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Average hourly rate £76.25 £14.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+444.64% -61.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £14.00 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.25 £14.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £76.25 - £36.50
GPRS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7499 6537 6663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.18% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4142 3515 3434
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 366 538
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £21.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in England

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in England

GPRS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

GPRS Daily Rate Histogram in England

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in England

GPRS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

GPRS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
South East -6 27 £285 +62.85% 9
Yorkshire - 16 £123 -
North West -13 8 £260 +30.00% 2
West Midlands - 6 £260 -
South West -8 3 - -
London -14 2 - -
East of England +13 1 - - 1
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UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 76 (77.55%) GSM
2 61 (62.24%) Telecoms
3 59 (60.20%) UMTS
4 57 (58.16%) LTE
5 43 (43.88%) 3G
6 40 (40.82%) Radio Access Network
7 38 (38.78%) 2G
8 37 (37.76%) HSPA
9 32 (32.65%) 4G
10 30 (30.61%) Wireless
11 28 (28.57%) Ericsson
12 27 (27.55%) Huawei
13 22 (22.45%) Network Planning
14 19 (19.39%) VoLTE
14 19 (19.39%) MPLS
15 18 (18.37%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (18.37%) SLA
15 18 (18.37%) C
15 18 (18.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 17 (17.35%) GPON
16 17 (17.35%) WiMAX
16 17 (17.35%) SDH
16 17 (17.35%) DSL
16 17 (17.35%) CDMA2000
17 16 (16.33%) Amdocs
18 15 (15.31%) Network Architecture
18 15 (15.31%) Change Management
19 14 (14.29%) Service Management
20 13 (13.27%) WCDMA
20 13 (13.27%) SQL

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.02%) CMS
1 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.02%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 76 (77.55%) GSM
2 59 (60.20%) UMTS
3 57 (58.16%) LTE
4 43 (43.88%) 3G
5 40 (40.82%) Radio Access Network
6 38 (38.78%) 2G
7 37 (37.76%) HSPA
8 32 (32.65%) 4G
9 30 (30.61%) Wireless
10 19 (19.39%) VoLTE
10 19 (19.39%) MPLS
11 18 (18.37%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (17.35%) WiMAX
12 17 (17.35%) GPON
12 17 (17.35%) DSL
12 17 (17.35%) CDMA2000
12 17 (17.35%) SDH
13 13 (13.27%) WCDMA
14 10 (10.20%) LAN
14 10 (10.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.10%) MS Access
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (62.24%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.12%) Electronics
3 5 (5.10%) Back Office
4 3 (3.06%) Finance
4 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Publishing
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.02%) Billing
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (14.29%) Analyst
2 10 (10.20%) Performance Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) RAN Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Tester
8 4 (4.08%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Tester
9 3 (3.06%) Hardware Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Field Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.06%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.06%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) WAP
1 3 (3.06%) XML
2 2 (2.04%) .NET
2 2 (2.04%) SOAP
3 1 (1.02%) Web Services
3 1 (1.02%) J2ME
3 1 (1.02%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.02%) WinForms
3 1 (1.02%) WPF
3 1 (1.02%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.02%) REST
3 1 (1.02%) ServiceStack
3 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) Smart Meter
3 3 (3.06%) Handset
4 2 (2.04%) Statistics
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) iPhone
5 1 (1.02%) IVR
5 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) iPad
5 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.02%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) UNIX
2 5 (5.10%) Linux
3 3 (3.06%) Solaris
4 2 (2.04%) Windows
4 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.02%) webOS
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.02%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.02%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.45%) Network Planning
2 15 (15.31%) Change Management
2 15 (15.31%) Network Architecture
3 14 (14.29%) Service Management
4 13 (13.27%) Fault Management
4 13 (13.27%) Network Design
4 13 (13.27%) Performance Management
5 12 (12.24%) Resource Management
6 11 (11.22%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 7 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.12%) Network Management
10 5 (5.10%) Capacity Management
10 5 (5.10%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.10%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.08%) eTOM
11 4 (4.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) C
2 13 (13.27%) SQL
3 5 (5.10%) Embedded C
4 4 (4.08%) VBA
4 4 (4.08%) C#
4 4 (4.08%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.06%) Java
5 3 (3.06%) Python
6 2 (2.04%) Embedded C++
6 2 (2.04%) Perl
6 2 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (10.20%) Degree
2 7 (7.14%) ISEB
3 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.02%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.37%) SLA
2 4 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Firmware
2 1 (1.02%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.10%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (5.10%) Netcool
3 2 (2.04%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.02%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 28 (28.57%) Ericsson
2 27 (27.55%) Huawei
3 18 (18.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 16 (16.33%) Amdocs
5 10 (10.20%) Nortel
6 9 (9.18%) Mapinfo
7 8 (8.16%) Business Objects
8 7 (7.14%) HP
9 6 (6.12%) Microsoft
9 6 (6.12%) Actix
10 5 (5.10%) Oracle
11 3 (3.06%) IBM
11 3 (3.06%) EMC
11 3 (3.06%) BT
12 2 (2.04%) Apple
13 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
13 1 (1.02%) TIBCO
13 1 (1.02%) Juniper
13 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
13 1 (1.02%) Sybase
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