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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 541 531 489
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -42
Contract jobs citing GPRS 38 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.046% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.35% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 15
Average daily rate
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£123 £263 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £123 £263 £308
% change year-on-year
-53.33% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £117.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £117.50 - £37.50
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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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 -16 12 £135 -22.85% 1
Yorkshire - 12 £123 -
West Midlands - 4 £260 -
North West -18 3 £260 +30.00% 3
South West +8 1 - -
London -8 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 4
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GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 72 (78.26%) GSM
2 57 (61.96%) UMTS
3 55 (59.78%) LTE
4 54 (58.70%) Telecoms
5 44 (47.83%) 3G
6 40 (43.48%) Radio Access Network
7 39 (42.39%) 2G
8 37 (40.22%) HSPA
9 33 (35.87%) 4G
10 29 (31.52%) Ericsson
11 28 (30.43%) Wireless
12 27 (29.35%) Huawei
13 20 (21.74%) Network Planning
14 19 (20.65%) VoLTE
14 19 (20.65%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (20.65%) SLA
15 18 (19.57%) MPLS
15 18 (19.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 17 (18.48%) GPON
16 17 (18.48%) WiMAX
16 17 (18.48%) DSL
16 17 (18.48%) CDMA2000
16 17 (18.48%) Amdocs
16 17 (18.48%) SDH
16 17 (18.48%) C
17 15 (16.30%) Change Management
18 14 (15.22%) Service Management
18 14 (15.22%) Network Architecture
19 13 (14.13%) Performance Management
19 13 (14.13%) Fault Management

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.17%) MS Office
4 1 (1.09%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 72 (78.26%) GSM
2 57 (61.96%) UMTS
3 55 (59.78%) LTE
4 44 (47.83%) 3G
5 40 (43.48%) Radio Access Network
6 39 (42.39%) 2G
7 37 (40.22%) HSPA
8 33 (35.87%) 4G
9 28 (30.43%) Wireless
10 19 (20.65%) VoLTE
10 19 (20.65%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (19.57%) MPLS
12 17 (18.48%) GPON
12 17 (18.48%) WiMAX
12 17 (18.48%) DSL
12 17 (18.48%) CDMA2000
12 17 (18.48%) SDH
13 13 (14.13%) WCDMA
14 10 (10.87%) LAN
14 10 (10.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) MS Access
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (58.70%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.52%) Electronics
3 5 (5.43%) Back Office
4 3 (3.26%) Finance
4 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) Analyst
2 10 (10.87%) Performance Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) RAN Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.26%) CS Core Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Radio Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Hardware Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Tester
8 3 (3.26%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Field Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) XML
1 2 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (1.09%) ServiceStack
2 1 (1.09%) REST
2 1 (1.09%) WPF
2 1 (1.09%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.09%) WAP
2 1 (1.09%) Web Services
2 1 (1.09%) .NET
2 1 (1.09%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.35%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.17%) Statistics
4 1 (1.09%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.09%) IVR
4 1 (1.09%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.43%) UNIX
2 3 (3.26%) Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Windows
3 2 (2.17%) Solaris
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.09%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) Network Planning
2 15 (16.30%) Change Management
3 14 (15.22%) Service Management
3 14 (15.22%) Network Architecture
4 13 (14.13%) Performance Management
4 13 (14.13%) Fault Management
5 12 (13.04%) Network Design
6 11 (11.96%) Resource Management
6 11 (11.96%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.61%) Software Testing
7 7 (7.61%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.52%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.43%) Network Management
9 5 (5.43%) Capacity Management
9 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.35%) ITIL
10 4 (4.35%) eTOM
10 4 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.48%) C
2 10 (10.87%) SQL
3 4 (4.35%) VBA
3 4 (4.35%) C#
3 4 (4.35%) Embedded C
4 3 (3.26%) Python
5 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.17%) C++
5 2 (2.17%) Java
5 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.17%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) Degree
2 7 (7.61%) ISEB
3 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.09%) CCNA
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.65%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Firmware
2 1 (1.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.35%) Netcool
2 4 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 29 (31.52%) Ericsson
2 27 (29.35%) Huawei
3 18 (19.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 17 (18.48%) Amdocs
5 10 (10.87%) Nortel
6 9 (9.78%) Mapinfo
7 8 (8.70%) Business Objects
8 7 (7.61%) HP
9 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
10 5 (5.43%) Actix
11 3 (3.26%) EMC
12 2 (2.17%) BT
12 2 (2.17%) Oracle
13 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
13 1 (1.09%) Nokia
13 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
13 1 (1.09%) Apple
13 1 (1.09%) Cisco
13 1 (1.09%) IBM
13 1 (1.09%) Juniper