The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 6 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing GPRS 16 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 10.96% 0.79% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.11% 3.23% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £90 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+244.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.90 £47.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-49.68% +33.80%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newbury region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
38 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 26.03% 24.60% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 18
Average daily rate £310 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.05% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 27 (100.00%) GSM
2 22 (81.48%) UMTS
3 21 (77.78%) Telecoms
4 19 (70.37%) LTE
5 17 (62.96%) VoLTE
6 16 (59.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 14 (51.85%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (51.85%) 4G
7 14 (51.85%) HP
8 11 (40.74%) Validation
8 11 (40.74%) Wireless
8 11 (40.74%) Test Planning
8 11 (40.74%) Wireshark
8 11 (40.74%) Test Management
9 10 (37.04%) Diameter Protocol
9 10 (37.04%) 3G
9 10 (37.04%) RNC
10 9 (33.33%) HSDPA
10 9 (33.33%) CDMA2000
10 9 (33.33%) MPLS
10 9 (33.33%) DSL
10 9 (33.33%) SDH
10 9 (33.33%) GPON
10 9 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (33.33%) HSPA
10 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
10 9 (33.33%) WiMAX
10 9 (33.33%) Network Planning
11 8 (29.63%) Ericsson
12 7 (25.93%) Radio Access Network

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 27 (100.00%) GSM
2 22 (81.48%) UMTS
3 19 (70.37%) LTE
4 17 (62.96%) VoLTE
5 14 (51.85%) 4G
6 11 (40.74%) Wireshark
6 11 (40.74%) Wireless
7 10 (37.04%) 3G
7 10 (37.04%) RNC
7 10 (37.04%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (33.33%) WiMAX
8 9 (33.33%) HSPA
8 9 (33.33%) GPON
8 9 (33.33%) CDMA2000
8 9 (33.33%) MPLS
8 9 (33.33%) DSL
8 9 (33.33%) SDH
8 9 (33.33%) HSDPA
8 9 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (25.93%) Radio Access Network
General
1 21 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Tester
2 15 (55.56%) Technical Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) UNIX
1 5 (18.52%) Solaris
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (40.74%) Test Management
2 11 (40.74%) Validation
2 11 (40.74%) Test Planning
3 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (33.33%) Network Planning
4 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (51.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) HP
2 8 (29.63%) Ericsson
3 5 (18.52%) Huawei
4 3 (11.11%) Actix
5 2 (7.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks