The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 531 495 490
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -5
Contract jobs citing GPRS 43 49 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.77% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 10
Average daily rate
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£263 £263 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £359 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 17
Average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £19.70 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £39.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.80% +1.42%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6875 6386 8296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.71% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3409 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 427 646
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
GPRS
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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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 -23 28 £255 -15.00% 9
East of England - 9 £363 - 5
South West - 4 £263 -
London +15 2 £305 +84.84% 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
GPRS
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GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 59 (76.62%) Telecoms
2 54 (70.13%) GSM
3 44 (57.14%) UMTS
4 34 (44.16%) LTE
5 32 (41.56%) WCDMA
6 23 (29.87%) Degree
7 21 (27.27%) 4G
8 20 (25.97%) 3GPP
8 20 (25.97%) 3G
9 18 (23.38%) Electronics
10 16 (20.78%) Internet
11 15 (19.48%) Wireless
11 15 (19.48%) CDMA
12 14 (18.18%) Cisco
12 14 (18.18%) HSPA
13 13 (16.88%) IPv6
14 11 (14.29%) 2G
14 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
15 10 (12.99%) Integration Acceptance Testing
15 10 (12.99%) Project Management
15 10 (12.99%) PRINCE2
16 9 (11.69%) HP
16 9 (11.69%) SMS
16 9 (11.69%) Huawei
16 9 (11.69%) Smart Meter
16 9 (11.69%) Resource Management
16 9 (11.69%) ZigBee
17 8 (10.39%) QA
17 8 (10.39%) Radio Access Network
17 8 (10.39%) VPN

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (2.60%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Project
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 54 (70.13%) GSM
2 44 (57.14%) UMTS
3 34 (44.16%) LTE
4 32 (41.56%) WCDMA
5 21 (27.27%) 4G
6 20 (25.97%) 3GPP
6 20 (25.97%) 3G
7 16 (20.78%) Internet
8 15 (19.48%) Wireless
8 15 (19.48%) CDMA
9 14 (18.18%) HSPA
10 13 (16.88%) IPv6
11 11 (14.29%) 2G
12 9 (11.69%) SMS
12 9 (11.69%) ZigBee
13 8 (10.39%) Radio Access Network
13 8 (10.39%) VPN
13 8 (10.39%) DNS
13 8 (10.39%) Firewall
14 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.30%) MS Access
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) LabVIEW
General
1 59 (76.62%) Telecoms
2 18 (23.38%) Electronics
3 4 (5.19%) Finance
4 3 (3.90%) Billing
4 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.60%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Front Office
6 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 13 (16.88%) Architect
3 11 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Systems Architect
5 6 (7.79%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (5.19%) OSS Architect
6 4 (5.19%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Designer
7 3 (3.90%) Integration Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Lead Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) WAP
2 6 (7.79%) XML
3 5 (6.49%) WML
4 2 (2.60%) WebRTC
5 1 (1.30%) SyncML
5 1 (1.30%) .NET
5 1 (1.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Smart Meter
2 6 (7.79%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.19%) Statistics
4 3 (3.90%) Firmware
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Handset
5 2 (2.60%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (2.60%) W3C
5 2 (2.60%) DTV
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.30%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.30%) PDA
6 1 (1.30%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Windows NT
2 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.30%) UNIX
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.30%) bada
2 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 10 (12.99%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 10 (12.99%) Project Management
2 10 (12.99%) PRINCE2
3 9 (11.69%) Resource Management
4 7 (9.09%) Information Management
5 6 (7.79%) Network Management
6 5 (6.49%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (6.49%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.19%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (5.19%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.19%) Software Testing
7 4 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.19%) ITIL
7 4 (5.19%) SOA
8 3 (3.90%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (3.90%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.90%) Waterfall
8 3 (3.90%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) SQL
2 6 (7.79%) C
3 5 (6.49%) Embedded C
4 3 (3.90%) Java
5 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.30%) Python
5 1 (1.30%) Perl
5 1 (1.30%) VBA
5 1 (1.30%) C#
5 1 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) Degree
2 7 (9.09%) ISEB
3 6 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.49%) PMP
4 5 (6.49%) PMI Certification
5 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CCIE
7 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
1 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.60%) OPNET
2 2 (2.60%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.60%) Netcool
3 1 (1.30%) WSUS
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Cisco
2 9 (11.69%) HP
2 9 (11.69%) Huawei
3 7 (9.09%) Ericsson
4 6 (7.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.19%) Agilent
5 4 (5.19%) Oracle
5 4 (5.19%) Juniper
5 4 (5.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (2.60%) Cramer
6 2 (2.60%) NetCracker
6 2 (2.60%) Greenplum
6 2 (2.60%) SAP
6 2 (2.60%) Citrix
6 2 (2.60%) SGI
6 2 (2.60%) BMC
6 2 (2.60%) Remedy
7 1 (1.30%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.30%) BT
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