The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 62 74 80
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing GPRS 7 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 0.30% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.15% 1.23% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £210 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.42% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £186 £333
% change year-on-year
+67.11% -43.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
222 243 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.64% 24.30% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 83 111
Average daily rate £375 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

GPRS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (71.43%) GSM
2 4 (57.14%) WCDMA
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) CDMA
2 4 (57.14%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) 2G
3 2 (28.57%) 3G
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) MFC
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) LTE
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) 4G
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) GSM
2 4 (57.14%) WCDMA
2 4 (57.14%) CDMA
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) 2G
3 2 (28.57%) 3G
4 1 (14.29%) LTE
4 1 (14.29%) 4G
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (14.29%) MFC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA