The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 379 398 366
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -32
Contract jobs citing GPRS 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.034% 0.014% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£475 £310 £85
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.22% +264.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £410 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
GPRS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2730 2677 2777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.20% 12.25% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1732 1719
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 68 157
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £44.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in London

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in London

GPRS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS across the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

GPRS Daily Rate Histogram in London

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in London

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Uxbridge - - - - 1
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (88.89%) GSM
2 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
3 6 (66.67%) UMTS
4 3 (33.33%) WAP
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) Handset
5 2 (22.22%) IPsec
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) 4G
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) LTE
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Solaris
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) BT
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
6 1 (11.11%) Network Design
6 1 (11.11%) Network Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (11.11%) Huawei
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 1 (11.11%) Frame Relay
6 1 (11.11%) WLAN
6 1 (11.11%) WAN

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) GSM
2 6 (66.67%) UMTS
3 2 (22.22%) IPsec
3 2 (22.22%) 4G
3 2 (22.22%) LTE
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
4 1 (11.11%) Frame Relay
4 1 (11.11%) WLAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) 2G
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) WCDMA
4 1 (11.11%) HTTP
4 1 (11.11%) PPP
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Business Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Business Process Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) IP Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Radio Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) WAP
2 1 (11.11%) Rendezvous
2 1 (11.11%) J2ME
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Handset
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Solaris
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) webOS
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Network Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) System Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 1 (11.11%) Netcool
1 1 (11.11%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) BT
2 1 (11.11%) Huawei
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (11.11%) Sitecore