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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 18 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing GPRS 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 1.69% 2.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 8.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£163 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £250 £340
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +9.23%
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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
28 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 23.73% 26.32% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 5
Average daily rate £343 £403 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.90% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS across the Newbury region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

GPRS Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) SS7
2 1 (50.00%) INAP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer
2 1 (50.00%) Billing
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (50.00%) Internet

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) SS7
2 1 (50.00%) INAP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (50.00%) Cramer