The first table below looks at the demand for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 28 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 Middlesex 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.44% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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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 £47.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.80% +1.42%
Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.69% 19.05% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 9
Average daily rate £375 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £265 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £503 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
GPRS
South East

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

GPRS
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (100.00%) 3GPP
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) IPv6
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) 802.15
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) HSPA
1 1 (100.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (100.00%) 3GPP
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) IPv6
1 1 (100.00%) 802.15
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (100.00%) HSPA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP