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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 538 548 467
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -81
Contract jobs citing GPRS 34 20 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.043% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.31% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £308 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £348 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Average hourly rate £44.25 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £37.50 £26.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £54.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+22.66% +7.14%
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
7457 6376 7289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.34% 13.66% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 3564 3609
Average daily rate £365 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 428 603
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -22 10 £350 +27.27% 4
Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 2
London -9 6 £475 +53.22% 2
South West -30 5 £260 - 1
East of England -13 4 £350 +25.00% 2
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
GPRS
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GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 58 (65.17%) GSM
2 57 (64.04%) Telecoms
3 35 (39.33%) UMTS
4 33 (37.08%) LTE
5 31 (34.83%) 4G
5 31 (34.83%) 3G
6 24 (26.97%) Degree
7 22 (24.72%) 2G
8 19 (21.35%) WCDMA
8 19 (21.35%) Electronics
9 18 (20.22%) 3GPP
10 17 (19.10%) Wireless
11 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (17.98%) Smart Meter
12 15 (16.85%) SQL
13 12 (13.48%) QA
14 11 (12.36%) ZigBee
14 11 (12.36%) Software Engineering
14 11 (12.36%) Cisco
14 11 (12.36%) Internet
15 10 (11.24%) Oracle
16 9 (10.11%) HP
16 9 (10.11%) HTTP
16 9 (10.11%) WAN
16 9 (10.11%) CDMA
16 9 (10.11%) SMS
16 9 (10.11%) Resource Management
16 9 (10.11%) Oracle Database
17 8 (8.99%) Validation
17 8 (8.99%) LAN

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (1.12%) CMS
1 1 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (65.17%) GSM
2 35 (39.33%) UMTS
3 33 (37.08%) LTE
4 31 (34.83%) 4G
4 31 (34.83%) 3G
5 22 (24.72%) 2G
6 19 (21.35%) WCDMA
7 18 (20.22%) 3GPP
8 17 (19.10%) Wireless
9 11 (12.36%) ZigBee
9 11 (12.36%) Internet
10 9 (10.11%) HTTP
10 9 (10.11%) WAN
10 9 (10.11%) CDMA
10 9 (10.11%) SMS
11 8 (8.99%) LAN
11 8 (8.99%) DNS
11 8 (8.99%) IPv6
12 6 (6.74%) HSPA
12 6 (6.74%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.11%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.74%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) LabVIEW
General
1 57 (64.04%) Telecoms
2 19 (21.35%) Electronics
3 4 (4.49%) Back Office
4 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Billing
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 2 (2.25%) Finance
6 1 (1.12%) Front Office
6 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (17.98%) Test Engineer
2 11 (12.36%) Analyst
3 8 (8.99%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Architect
4 6 (6.74%) Tester
5 4 (4.49%) Back Office Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Technical Tester
5 4 (4.49%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (4.49%) Systems Architect
5 4 (4.49%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Business Analyst
5 4 (4.49%) Test Analyst
5 4 (4.49%) Consultant
5 4 (4.49%) Software Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.37%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) WAP
2 7 (7.87%) XML
3 5 (5.62%) WML
4 3 (3.37%) .NET
5 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.12%) SyncML
6 1 (1.12%) HTML
6 1 (1.12%) MFC
6 1 (1.12%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.98%) Smart Meter
2 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.49%) Statistics
5 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.25%) Handset
6 2 (2.25%) DTV
6 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.12%) iPad
7 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.12%) iPhone
7 1 (1.12%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.87%) Android
2 6 (6.74%) UNIX
3 5 (5.62%) Windows
4 4 (4.49%) Linux
5 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.12%) Solaris
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.12%) webOS
6 1 (1.12%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.36%) Software Engineering
3 9 (10.11%) Resource Management
4 8 (8.99%) Validation
4 8 (8.99%) PRINCE2
4 8 (8.99%) Project Management
4 8 (8.99%) Service Management
5 6 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (6.74%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 5 (5.62%) ITIL
6 5 (5.62%) Test Scripting
7 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 4 (4.49%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (4.49%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.49%) Waterfall
7 4 (4.49%) Network Management
7 4 (4.49%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (4.49%) Software Testing
7 4 (4.49%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.85%) SQL
2 8 (8.99%) Embedded C
2 8 (8.99%) C
3 5 (5.62%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.37%) VBA
6 2 (2.25%) C#
6 2 (2.25%) Java
7 1 (1.12%) Perl
7 1 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (26.97%) Degree
2 6 (6.74%) ISEB
2 6 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.49%) PMP
4 4 (4.49%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.25%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.12%) CCNA
6 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.48%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) Netcool
2 5 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.62%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (2.25%) OPNET
4 1 (1.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) Cisco
2 10 (11.24%) Oracle
3 9 (10.11%) HP
4 7 (7.87%) Huawei
5 5 (5.62%) Business Objects
5 5 (5.62%) Greenplum
6 4 (4.49%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.49%) Mapinfo
7 3 (3.37%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.37%) Cramer
7 3 (3.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (2.25%) Agilent
8 2 (2.25%) NetCracker
8 2 (2.25%) SAP
8 2 (2.25%) IBM
8 2 (2.25%) Citrix
8 2 (2.25%) Remedy
8 2 (2.25%) BMC
9 1 (1.12%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.12%) Apple
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