The first table below looks at the demand for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 57 - 73
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.75% - 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% - 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
117 102 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.44% 16.67% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 23 49
Average daily rate £275 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.29% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 9
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +103.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.75 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GPRS across the Hertfordshire region.

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the Hertfordshire region.

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (66.67%) 4G
3 4 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) Statistics
3 4 (66.67%) Resource Management
4 2 (33.33%) LTE
4 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
4 2 (33.33%) UMTS
4 2 (33.33%) GSM
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
5 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) SMS
5 1 (16.67%) Symbian
5 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) WLAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAP

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) 4G
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) LTE
2 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
2 2 (33.33%) UMTS
2 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 1 (16.67%) SMS
3 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
3 1 (16.67%) WLAN
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) WAP
1 1 (16.67%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (66.67%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (16.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
2 1 (16.67%) bada
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Symbian