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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 528 505 502
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs citing GPRS 51 47 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.097% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.71% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 11
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £360 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £218 £358
% change year-on-year
+42.52% -39.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 13
Average hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £18.30 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £40.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
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
7287 6633 8388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.55% 13.66% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3987 3673 3880
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 387 659
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +1 33 £310 +3.33% 8
East of England - 9 £363 - 2
London +13 3 £305 -2.40% 3
South West -29 3 £263 -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 56 (73.68%) GSM
2 52 (68.42%) Telecoms
3 39 (51.32%) UMTS
4 36 (47.37%) LTE
5 27 (35.53%) 4G
6 25 (32.89%) Degree
7 24 (31.58%) WCDMA
7 24 (31.58%) 3G
8 22 (28.95%) 3GPP
9 18 (23.68%) 2G
10 16 (21.05%) Internet
11 15 (19.74%) Wireless
11 15 (19.74%) Electronics
12 14 (18.42%) Cisco
13 13 (17.11%) IPv6
13 13 (17.11%) HSPA
14 12 (15.79%) CDMA
15 11 (14.47%) DNS
15 11 (14.47%) Firewall
15 11 (14.47%) Software Engineering
16 10 (13.16%) Project Management
16 10 (13.16%) PRINCE2
17 9 (11.84%) HP
17 9 (11.84%) Resource Management
17 9 (11.84%) QA
17 9 (11.84%) Smart Meter
17 9 (11.84%) ZigBee
18 8 (10.53%) Huawei
18 8 (10.53%) VPN
18 8 (10.53%) SQL

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.63%) MS Project
3 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 56 (73.68%) GSM
2 39 (51.32%) UMTS
3 36 (47.37%) LTE
4 27 (35.53%) 4G
5 24 (31.58%) WCDMA
5 24 (31.58%) 3G
6 22 (28.95%) 3GPP
7 18 (23.68%) 2G
8 16 (21.05%) Internet
9 15 (19.74%) Wireless
10 13 (17.11%) IPv6
10 13 (17.11%) HSPA
11 12 (15.79%) CDMA
12 11 (14.47%) DNS
12 11 (14.47%) Firewall
13 9 (11.84%) ZigBee
14 8 (10.53%) VPN
15 7 (9.21%) ATM
15 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
16 6 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) MS Access
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) LabVIEW
General
1 52 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 15 (19.74%) Electronics
3 3 (3.95%) Back Office
3 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.95%) Billing
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
4 2 (2.63%) Finance
5 1 (1.32%) Front Office
5 1 (1.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 11 (14.47%) Architect
3 8 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Systems Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (5.26%) OSS Architect
6 4 (5.26%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Back Office Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Core Network Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) WAP
1 6 (7.89%) XML
2 5 (6.58%) WML
3 3 (3.95%) .NET
4 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.32%) SyncML
5 1 (1.32%) HTML
5 1 (1.32%) MFC
5 1 (1.32%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Smart Meter
2 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.26%) Statistics
4 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Firmware
4 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) DTV
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.32%) W3C
6 1 (1.32%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.32%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.32%) Handset
6 1 (1.32%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.32%) PDA
6 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Android
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.32%) bada
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.47%) Software Engineering
2 10 (13.16%) Project Management
2 10 (13.16%) PRINCE2
3 9 (11.84%) Resource Management
4 7 (9.21%) Information Management
5 6 (7.89%) Network Management
5 6 (7.89%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 5 (6.58%) ITIL
6 5 (6.58%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 4 (5.26%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.26%) SOA
8 3 (3.95%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.95%) Waterfall
8 3 (3.95%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.95%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (3.95%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) C
3 5 (6.58%) Embedded C
4 3 (3.95%) VBA
4 3 (3.95%) C#
5 2 (2.63%) C++
5 2 (2.63%) Java
6 1 (1.32%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.32%) Python
6 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) Degree
2 6 (7.89%) ISEB
2 6 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.58%) PMP
3 5 (6.58%) PMI Certification
3 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.32%) CCIE
6 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
1 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.63%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.63%) Netcool
2 2 (2.63%) OPNET
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Cisco
2 9 (11.84%) HP
3 8 (10.53%) Huawei
4 5 (6.58%) Ericsson
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (5.26%) Agilent
5 4 (5.26%) Juniper
5 4 (5.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.63%) NetCracker
7 2 (2.63%) Cramer
7 2 (2.63%) Greenplum
7 2 (2.63%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle
7 2 (2.63%) SAP
7 2 (2.63%) BMC
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix
7 2 (2.63%) SGI
7 2 (2.63%) Mapinfo
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