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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 409 414 416
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing GPRS 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.012% 0.016% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.098% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£305 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £225 £358
% change year-on-year
+37.77% -37.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
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
3060 2985 3611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.63% 12.05% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1935 2136
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 93 170
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
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 21 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
City of London - - - -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) UMTS
3 2 (50.00%) 3GPP
3 2 (50.00%) WCDMA
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) LTE
3 2 (50.00%) 4G
4 1 (25.00%) WML
4 1 (25.00%) MS Project
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) WLAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAP
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) IPv6
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (25.00%) W3C
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) DAB
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) UMTS
3 2 (50.00%) 3GPP
3 2 (50.00%) LTE
3 2 (50.00%) 4G
3 2 (50.00%) WCDMA
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) IPv6
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) DAB
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) HSPA
4 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
4 1 (25.00%) WLAN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) WML
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) WAP
1 1 (25.00%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) W3C
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (25.00%) Machine to Machine
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (25.00%) Huawei