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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 73 62 75
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing GPRS 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.20% 0.80% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 2.98% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +96.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £210
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +48.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-71.11% +26.76%
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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
209 235 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.53% 26.98% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 94 85
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (33.33%) Netcool
3 1 (33.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Infovista
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) GGSN
3 1 (33.33%) SGSN
3 1 (33.33%) Fault Management
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) GGSN
3 1 (33.33%) SGSN
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) OSS Architect
1 1 (33.33%) OSS Solutions Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (33.33%) Netcool
1 1 (33.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Infovista