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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 511 510 470
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -40
Contract jobs citing GPRS 53 36 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 0.59% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 9
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£283 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.66% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £260 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £550 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £375 £200
% change year-on-year
-24.66% +87.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 14
Average hourly rate £38.75 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+176.78% -62.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £14.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £14.00 £89.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 - £37.50
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
7037 6061 6348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.25% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3842 3141 3133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 566
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -15 28 £290 -29.26% 12
North West - 7 £260 - 1
East of England +9 5 - -
West Midlands - 5 £260 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £123 - 2
London -18 3 - -
South West -29 3 - - 2
North East - - - - 1
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 59 (67.82%) GSM
2 56 (64.37%) Telecoms
3 46 (52.87%) LTE
4 43 (49.43%) UMTS
5 36 (41.38%) 3G
6 33 (37.93%) Radio Access Network
7 30 (34.48%) 4G
8 27 (31.03%) HSPA
9 26 (29.89%) 2G
10 24 (27.59%) Wireless
11 23 (26.44%) Ericsson
12 22 (25.29%) Huawei
13 20 (22.99%) Network Planning
14 19 (21.84%) C
14 19 (21.84%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (20.69%) MPLS
16 17 (19.54%) DSL
17 15 (17.24%) CDMA2000
17 15 (17.24%) SDH
17 15 (17.24%) WiMAX
17 15 (17.24%) GPON
18 14 (16.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
18 14 (16.09%) WCDMA
18 14 (16.09%) SQL
18 14 (16.09%) Service Management
19 13 (14.94%) VoLTE
20 12 (13.79%) VCP4
21 11 (12.64%) Performance Management
21 11 (12.64%) Network Design
21 11 (12.64%) Degree

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (1.15%) CMS
1 1 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 59 (67.82%) GSM
2 46 (52.87%) LTE
3 43 (49.43%) UMTS
4 36 (41.38%) 3G
5 33 (37.93%) Radio Access Network
6 30 (34.48%) 4G
7 27 (31.03%) HSPA
8 26 (29.89%) 2G
9 24 (27.59%) Wireless
10 19 (21.84%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (20.69%) MPLS
12 17 (19.54%) DSL
13 15 (17.24%) CDMA2000
13 15 (17.24%) SDH
13 15 (17.24%) WiMAX
13 15 (17.24%) GPON
14 14 (16.09%) WCDMA
15 13 (14.94%) VoLTE
16 10 (11.49%) SMS
16 10 (11.49%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.60%) MS Access
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (64.37%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.64%) Electronics
3 3 (3.45%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Publishing
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (12.64%) Analyst
2 10 (11.49%) Test Engineer
3 8 (9.20%) Performance Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) RAN Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Tester
6 5 (5.75%) Technical Tester
6 5 (5.75%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Field Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Consultant
8 3 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Hardware Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.30%) Network Manager
9 2 (2.30%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) WAP
1 3 (3.45%) XML
2 2 (2.30%) .NET
2 2 (2.30%) SOAP
3 1 (1.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) J2ME
3 1 (1.15%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.15%) WinForms
3 1 (1.15%) WPF
3 1 (1.15%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.15%) REST
3 1 (1.15%) ServiceStack
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Smart Meter
1 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Handset
3 2 (2.30%) Statistics
4 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.15%) iPhone
4 1 (1.15%) IVR
4 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) iPad
4 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.49%) UNIX
2 7 (8.05%) Linux
3 3 (3.45%) Solaris
4 2 (2.30%) Windows
4 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.30%) Android
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) webOS
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.15%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.99%) Network Planning
2 14 (16.09%) Service Management
3 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (12.64%) Network Design
3 11 (12.64%) Performance Management
4 10 (11.49%) Resource Management
4 10 (11.49%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.05%) Change Management
5 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (8.05%) Network Management
6 6 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.75%) Validation
7 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.75%) Network Architecture
8 4 (4.60%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (4.60%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (4.60%) Capacity Management
8 4 (4.60%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 4 (4.60%) ITIL
8 4 (4.60%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.84%) C
2 14 (16.09%) SQL
3 7 (8.05%) Embedded C
4 6 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.60%) C#
7 3 (3.45%) Java
7 3 (3.45%) VBA
7 3 (3.45%) Python
8 2 (2.30%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.30%) Perl
8 2 (2.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) VCP4
2 11 (12.64%) Degree
3 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.60%) ISEB
5 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.15%) CCNA
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.15%) PMP
7 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 4 (4.60%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Firmware
2 1 (1.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Netcool
2 5 (5.75%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.15%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (1.15%) OPNET
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) Ericsson
2 22 (25.29%) Huawei
3 14 (16.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (9.20%) Mapinfo
4 8 (9.20%) Nortel
4 8 (9.20%) Oracle
4 8 (9.20%) Business Objects
5 6 (6.90%) Actix
6 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.60%) Amdocs
8 3 (3.45%) BT
8 3 (3.45%) IBM
8 3 (3.45%) EMC
9 2 (2.30%) HP
9 2 (2.30%) Cisco
9 2 (2.30%) Apple
9 2 (2.30%) Cramer
10 1 (1.15%) Anite
10 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.15%) Remedy
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