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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 558 538 484
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -54
Contract jobs citing GPRS 31 21 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.044% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.33% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 11
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£375 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £310 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £275 £346
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -20.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £37.50 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
7286 6452 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.66% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4224 3572 3591
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £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 395 397 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -19 12 £350 +27.27% 1
Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 2
London +14 6 £475 +53.22%
East of England -14 4 - - 1
South West -23 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (64.13%) GSM
2 58 (63.04%) Telecoms
3 35 (38.04%) UMTS
3 35 (38.04%) LTE
4 32 (34.78%) 3G
5 31 (33.70%) 4G
6 24 (26.09%) Degree
6 24 (26.09%) 2G
7 19 (20.65%) Electronics
8 18 (19.57%) WCDMA
9 17 (18.48%) SQL
9 17 (18.48%) Wireless
10 16 (17.39%) 3GPP
11 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (15.22%) Smart Meter
13 11 (11.96%) ZigBee
13 11 (11.96%) QA
13 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
13 11 (11.96%) Oracle
14 10 (10.87%) Internet
14 10 (10.87%) SMS
14 10 (10.87%) Cisco
14 10 (10.87%) Oracle Database
15 9 (9.78%) Resource Management
15 9 (9.78%) Embedded C
15 9 (9.78%) HTTP
15 9 (9.78%) C
15 9 (9.78%) CDMA
15 9 (9.78%) Service Management
16 8 (8.70%) Validation

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (1.09%) CMS
1 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) Maya
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (64.13%) GSM
2 35 (38.04%) UMTS
2 35 (38.04%) LTE
3 32 (34.78%) 3G
4 31 (33.70%) 4G
5 24 (26.09%) 2G
6 18 (19.57%) WCDMA
7 17 (18.48%) Wireless
8 16 (17.39%) 3GPP
9 11 (11.96%) ZigBee
10 10 (10.87%) Internet
10 10 (10.87%) SMS
11 9 (9.78%) HTTP
11 9 (9.78%) CDMA
12 8 (8.70%) LAN
12 8 (8.70%) WAN
13 7 (7.61%) Radio Access Network
13 7 (7.61%) DNS
14 6 (6.52%) SS7
14 6 (6.52%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) LabVIEW
General
1 58 (63.04%) Telecoms
2 19 (20.65%) Electronics
3 4 (4.35%) Back Office
4 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.26%) Finance
5 2 (2.17%) Billing
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.09%) Publishing
6 1 (1.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (16.30%) Test Engineer
2 11 (11.96%) Analyst
3 8 (8.70%) Architect
4 7 (7.61%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Tester
6 5 (5.43%) Technical Tester
6 5 (5.43%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Consultant
7 4 (4.35%) Back Office Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Systems Architect
7 4 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) OSS Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.26%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) WAP
2 6 (6.52%) XML
3 4 (4.35%) WML
4 3 (3.26%) .NET
5 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.09%) HTML
6 1 (1.09%) MFC
6 1 (1.09%) J2ME
6 1 (1.09%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.22%) Smart Meter
2 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.35%) Statistics
5 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.17%) DTV
5 2 (2.17%) Handset
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
6 1 (1.09%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.09%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.09%) iPad
6 1 (1.09%) iPhone
6 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) UNIX
2 7 (7.61%) Android
3 5 (5.43%) Windows
4 4 (4.35%) Linux
5 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.09%) webOS
6 1 (1.09%) bada
6 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
3 9 (9.78%) Resource Management
3 9 (9.78%) Service Management
4 8 (8.70%) Validation
4 8 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.61%) Project Management
6 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.43%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.43%) ITIL
7 5 (5.43%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.43%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.35%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.35%) Network Management
8 4 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.35%) Information Management
8 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 4 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (3.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.48%) SQL
2 9 (9.78%) Embedded C
2 9 (9.78%) C
3 6 (6.52%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.26%) VBA
6 2 (2.17%) C#
6 2 (2.17%) Java
7 1 (1.09%) Perl
7 1 (1.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (26.09%) Degree
2 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.43%) ISEB
3 5 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.26%) PMP
5 3 (3.26%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.17%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.09%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (1.09%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.96%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) Netcool
2 5 (5.43%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.17%) OPNET
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.09%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Oracle
2 10 (10.87%) Cisco
3 8 (8.70%) Huawei
4 7 (7.61%) HP
5 6 (6.52%) Business Objects
6 5 (5.43%) Greenplum
7 4 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.35%) Mapinfo
8 3 (3.26%) Cramer
8 3 (3.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (2.17%) BT
9 2 (2.17%) Remedy
9 2 (2.17%) SAP
9 2 (2.17%) BMC
9 2 (2.17%) Ericsson
9 2 (2.17%) IBM
9 2 (2.17%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.17%) Citrix
9 2 (2.17%) NetCracker
10 1 (1.09%) Anite
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