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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 545 520 487
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -33
Contract jobs citing GPRS 30 34 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.071% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.52% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 20
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£188 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £227 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £378 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.80 - £35.50
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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
7183 6601 6449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.45% 13.79% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4114 3608 3363
Average daily rate £370 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 374 501
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 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 7 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 -19 19 £250 -5.66% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £123 -
London -5 2 - - 1
East of England -4 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £150 - 1
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 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 89 (89.00%) GSM
2 74 (74.00%) UMTS
3 65 (65.00%) LTE
4 64 (64.00%) Telecoms
5 50 (50.00%) 3G
6 41 (41.00%) 2G
6 41 (41.00%) HSPA
6 41 (41.00%) Radio Access Network
7 38 (38.00%) 4G
8 32 (32.00%) Ericsson
9 30 (30.00%) Wireless
10 29 (29.00%) VoLTE
11 28 (28.00%) Huawei
12 22 (22.00%) SLA
13 20 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (20.00%) Network Planning
14 19 (19.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 19 (19.00%) Amdocs
15 18 (18.00%) DSL
15 18 (18.00%) CDMA2000
15 18 (18.00%) MPLS
15 18 (18.00%) SDH
15 18 (18.00%) HP
15 18 (18.00%) HP Quality Center
15 18 (18.00%) GPON
15 18 (18.00%) WiMAX
16 17 (17.00%) C
17 16 (16.00%) Network Architecture
18 15 (15.00%) Fault Management
18 15 (15.00%) Change Management

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 12 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 89 (89.00%) GSM
2 74 (74.00%) UMTS
3 65 (65.00%) LTE
4 50 (50.00%) 3G
5 41 (41.00%) HSPA
5 41 (41.00%) Radio Access Network
5 41 (41.00%) 2G
6 38 (38.00%) 4G
7 30 (30.00%) Wireless
8 29 (29.00%) VoLTE
9 20 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (18.00%) WiMAX
10 18 (18.00%) GPON
10 18 (18.00%) CDMA2000
10 18 (18.00%) MPLS
10 18 (18.00%) DSL
10 18 (18.00%) SDH
11 14 (14.00%) Wireshark
12 13 (13.00%) WCDMA
13 12 (12.00%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) MS Access
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (64.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.00%) Back Office
3 5 (5.00%) Electronics
4 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.00%) Finance
6 1 (1.00%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.00%) Billing
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (14.00%) Tester
2 13 (13.00%) Analyst
2 13 (13.00%) Technical Tester
3 11 (11.00%) RAN Engineer
4 10 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.00%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) CS Core Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Radio Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Field Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Hardware Engineer
11 2 (2.00%) Telecoms Engineer
11 2 (2.00%) Desktop Analyst
11 2 (2.00%) Ericsson Engineer
11 2 (2.00%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.00%) SOAP
2 2 (2.00%) XML
3 1 (1.00%) WAP
3 1 (1.00%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.00%) WinForms
3 1 (1.00%) WPF
3 1 (1.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.00%) REST
3 1 (1.00%) ServiceStack
3 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.00%) Web Services
3 1 (1.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.00%) Statistics
3 3 (3.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.00%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.00%) Handset
4 1 (1.00%) IVR
4 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.00%) Linux
2 5 (5.00%) UNIX
2 5 (5.00%) Solaris
3 2 (2.00%) Windows
4 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.00%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.00%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.00%) Android
4 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.00%) Network Planning
2 16 (16.00%) Network Architecture
3 15 (15.00%) Fault Management
3 15 (15.00%) Change Management
4 14 (14.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 13 (13.00%) Performance Management
6 11 (11.00%) Test Management
6 11 (11.00%) Resource Management
6 11 (11.00%) Network Design
6 11 (11.00%) Validation
6 11 (11.00%) Test Planning
7 10 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 9 (9.00%) Incident Management
8 9 (9.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (8.00%) Test Scripting
10 7 (7.00%) Software Testing
11 5 (5.00%) Service Management
11 5 (5.00%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.00%) Capacity Management
11 5 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.00%) C
2 7 (7.00%) SQL
3 4 (4.00%) VBA
3 4 (4.00%) C#
4 3 (3.00%) Python
4 3 (3.00%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.00%) Embedded C++
5 2 (2.00%) C++
5 2 (2.00%) Java
6 1 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) Degree
2 7 (7.00%) ISEB
3 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Firmware
2 1 (1.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (18.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (7.00%) Netcool
3 5 (5.00%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 32 (32.00%) Ericsson
2 28 (28.00%) Huawei
3 19 (19.00%) Amdocs
3 19 (19.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 18 (18.00%) HP
5 11 (11.00%) Mapinfo
6 10 (10.00%) Nortel
7 7 (7.00%) Business Objects
8 6 (6.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.00%) Actix
10 3 (3.00%) Nokia
10 3 (3.00%) EMC
11 1 (1.00%) Juniper
11 1 (1.00%) Sybase
11 1 (1.00%) Cisco
11 1 (1.00%) IBM
11 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.00%) Apple
11 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.00%) TIBCO
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Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago