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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 520 520 521
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing GPRS 55 41 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.084% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.62% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 11
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £152 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £325 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £210 £358
% change year-on-year
+48.80% -41.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
Average hourly rate £44.00 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.55% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £18.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £40.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
GPRS
UK

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
7542 6630 8254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.74% 13.59% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 3684 3826
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 386 641
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 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
South East +2 36 £311 +18.57% 9
East of England - 9 £363 - 2
South West -37 4 £263 -
London -3 3 £305 -6.15% 2
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
GPRS
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GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 57 (74.03%) GSM
2 51 (66.23%) Telecoms
3 39 (50.65%) UMTS
4 36 (46.75%) LTE
5 32 (41.56%) 4G
6 28 (36.36%) 3G
7 24 (31.17%) Degree
8 23 (29.87%) 3GPP
9 22 (28.57%) WCDMA
9 22 (28.57%) 2G
10 16 (20.78%) Internet
11 15 (19.48%) Electronics
11 15 (19.48%) Wireless
12 14 (18.18%) Cisco
13 13 (16.88%) IPv6
14 12 (15.58%) CDMA
14 12 (15.58%) HSPA
15 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
15 11 (14.29%) DNS
15 11 (14.29%) Firewall
16 10 (12.99%) Project Management
16 10 (12.99%) PRINCE2
16 10 (12.99%) SQL
17 9 (11.69%) HP
17 9 (11.69%) Resource Management
17 9 (11.69%) QA
17 9 (11.69%) ZigBee
17 9 (11.69%) Smart Meter
18 8 (10.39%) Radio Access Network
18 8 (10.39%) Huawei

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 (1.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.60%) MS Project
3 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 57 (74.03%) GSM
2 39 (50.65%) UMTS
3 36 (46.75%) LTE
4 32 (41.56%) 4G
5 28 (36.36%) 3G
6 23 (29.87%) 3GPP
7 22 (28.57%) WCDMA
7 22 (28.57%) 2G
8 16 (20.78%) Internet
9 15 (19.48%) Wireless
10 13 (16.88%) IPv6
11 12 (15.58%) CDMA
11 12 (15.58%) HSPA
12 11 (14.29%) Firewall
12 11 (14.29%) DNS
13 9 (11.69%) ZigBee
14 8 (10.39%) Radio Access Network
14 8 (10.39%) VPN
15 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
15 7 (9.09%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) MS Access
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) LabVIEW
General
1 51 (66.23%) Telecoms
2 15 (19.48%) Electronics
3 3 (3.90%) Back Office
3 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.90%) Billing
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Finance
5 1 (1.30%) Front Office
5 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Test Engineer
2 11 (14.29%) Architect
3 7 (9.09%) Systems Architect
4 6 (7.79%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (5.19%) OSS Architect
6 4 (5.19%) OSS Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Core Network Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Back Office Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Tester
8 2 (2.60%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) XML
1 6 (7.79%) WAP
2 5 (6.49%) WML
3 3 (3.90%) .NET
4 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.30%) HTML
5 1 (1.30%) MFC
5 1 (1.30%) SyncML
5 1 (1.30%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Smart Meter
2 6 (7.79%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.19%) Statistics
4 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.90%) Firmware
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) DTV
6 1 (1.30%) W3C
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.30%) Handset
6 1 (1.30%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.30%) PDA
6 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.30%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.30%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Android
1 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.30%) bada
2 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 10 (12.99%) PRINCE2
2 10 (12.99%) Project Management
3 9 (11.69%) Resource Management
4 7 (9.09%) Information Management
5 6 (7.79%) Network Management
6 5 (6.49%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.49%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (6.49%) ITIL
6 5 (6.49%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.19%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (5.19%) SOA
7 4 (5.19%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.19%) Software Testing
7 4 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.90%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (3.90%) V-Model
8 3 (3.90%) Waterfall
8 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 6 (7.79%) C
3 5 (6.49%) Embedded C
4 3 (3.90%) VBA
4 3 (3.90%) C#
5 2 (2.60%) C++
5 2 (2.60%) Java
6 1 (1.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.30%) Python
6 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 24 (31.17%) Degree
2 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.49%) ISEB
3 5 (6.49%) PMP
3 5 (6.49%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.30%) CCIE
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
1 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Netcool
1 5 (6.49%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.60%) OPNET
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Cisco
2 9 (11.69%) HP
3 8 (10.39%) Huawei
4 5 (6.49%) Greenplum
4 5 (6.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.49%) Business Objects
4 5 (6.49%) Ericsson
5 4 (5.19%) Juniper
5 4 (5.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (5.19%) Mapinfo
5 4 (5.19%) Oracle
5 4 (5.19%) Agilent
6 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.60%) BMC
7 2 (2.60%) SGI
7 2 (2.60%) Remedy
7 2 (2.60%) Cramer
7 2 (2.60%) Citrix
7 2 (2.60%) SAP
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