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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 564 527 507
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -20
Contract jobs citing GPRS 31 43 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.62% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 14
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£225 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £216 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £370 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.80 £47.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-26.73% +33.80%
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
7232 6928 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.04% 14.04% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3756 3407
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 388 432
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -17 21 £250 -1.96%
West Midlands - 3 - - 2
London -2 2 - - 1
East of England -8 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £150 -
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 82 (86.32%) GSM
2 68 (71.58%) UMTS
3 59 (62.11%) Telecoms
3 59 (62.11%) LTE
4 50 (52.63%) 3G
5 38 (40.00%) 2G
6 37 (38.95%) HSPA
7 35 (36.84%) Radio Access Network
8 33 (34.74%) 4G
9 28 (29.47%) Ericsson
10 25 (26.32%) Wireless
10 25 (26.32%) VoLTE
11 24 (25.26%) Huawei
12 23 (24.21%) SLA
13 19 (20.00%) Amdocs
13 19 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 17 (17.89%) HP Quality Center
14 17 (17.89%) HP
15 16 (16.84%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (16.84%) Network Architecture
15 16 (16.84%) Network Planning
15 16 (16.84%) Requirements Analysis
16 15 (15.79%) Fault Management
16 15 (15.79%) Change Management
17 14 (14.74%) CDMA2000
17 14 (14.74%) MPLS
17 14 (14.74%) DSL
17 14 (14.74%) SDH
17 14 (14.74%) C
17 14 (14.74%) WiMAX

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.21%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 82 (86.32%) GSM
2 68 (71.58%) UMTS
3 59 (62.11%) LTE
4 50 (52.63%) 3G
5 38 (40.00%) 2G
6 37 (38.95%) HSPA
7 35 (36.84%) Radio Access Network
8 33 (34.74%) 4G
9 25 (26.32%) VoLTE
9 25 (26.32%) Wireless
10 16 (16.84%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (14.74%) WiMAX
11 14 (14.74%) GPON
11 14 (14.74%) SDH
11 14 (14.74%) CDMA2000
11 14 (14.74%) MPLS
11 14 (14.74%) DSL
12 13 (13.68%) WCDMA
12 13 (13.68%) Wireshark
13 12 (12.63%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) MS Access
1 5 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (62.11%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.32%) Back Office
3 2 (2.11%) Electronics
3 2 (2.11%) Finance
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.05%) Billing
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (16.84%) Tester
2 15 (15.79%) Technical Tester
3 12 (12.63%) Analyst
4 11 (11.58%) RAN Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) Performance Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) RAN Performance Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Test Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Field Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) Software Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) Radio Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) CS Core Engineer
12 2 (2.11%) Field Service Engineer
12 2 (2.11%) Senior RAN Engineer
12 2 (2.11%) Performance Analyst
12 2 (2.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 2 (2.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) SOAP
2 2 (2.11%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.11%) WAP
3 1 (1.05%) WinForms
3 1 (1.05%) WPF
3 1 (1.05%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.05%) REST
3 1 (1.05%) ServiceStack
3 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.05%) .NET
3 1 (1.05%) Web Services
3 1 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Handset
1 4 (4.21%) Statistics
1 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.11%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.05%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.42%) Linux
2 6 (6.32%) UNIX
2 6 (6.32%) Solaris
3 2 (2.11%) Windows
3 2 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.05%) Android
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.05%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.05%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.84%) Network Planning
1 16 (16.84%) Requirements Analysis
1 16 (16.84%) Network Architecture
2 15 (15.79%) Fault Management
2 15 (15.79%) Change Management
3 13 (13.68%) Performance Management
4 11 (11.58%) Test Management
4 11 (11.58%) Resource Management
4 11 (11.58%) Validation
4 11 (11.58%) Network Design
4 11 (11.58%) Test Planning
5 10 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
6 9 (9.47%) Test Automation
7 8 (8.42%) Test Scripting
8 6 (6.32%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.26%) Network Management
9 5 (5.26%) Capacity Management
10 4 (4.21%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) C
2 5 (5.26%) SQL
3 4 (4.21%) VBA
3 4 (4.21%) Embedded C++
3 4 (4.21%) C++
4 2 (2.11%) Java
4 2 (2.11%) C#
4 2 (2.11%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) ISEB
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.05%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (24.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (17.89%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.26%) Netcool
3 3 (3.16%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 28 (29.47%) Ericsson
2 24 (25.26%) Huawei
3 19 (20.00%) Amdocs
3 19 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 17 (17.89%) HP
5 11 (11.58%) Mapinfo
6 10 (10.53%) Nortel
7 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.26%) Actix
9 3 (3.16%) Nokia
10 2 (2.11%) BT
11 1 (1.05%) Juniper
11 1 (1.05%) Apple
11 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.05%) EMC
11 1 (1.05%) Sybase
11 1 (1.05%) Cisco
11 1 (1.05%) IBM