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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - - 68
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - - 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.80 - £35.50
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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
155 260 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.47% 28.14% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 82 75
Average daily rate £338 £338 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (60.00%) GSM
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) UMTS
1 3 (60.00%) SGSN
2 2 (40.00%) WCDMA
2 2 (40.00%) 2G
2 2 (40.00%) CDMA
2 2 (40.00%) 3GPP
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
2 2 (40.00%) GGSN
3 1 (20.00%) UTRAN
3 1 (20.00%) RTCP
3 1 (20.00%) RTP
3 1 (20.00%) SS7
3 1 (20.00%) Megaco
3 1 (20.00%) ISUP
3 1 (20.00%) SCCP
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) ISDN
3 1 (20.00%) PSTN
3 1 (20.00%) Sybase
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (20.00%) ATM
3 1 (20.00%) 2.5G
3 1 (20.00%) Finance

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (60.00%) GSM
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
1 3 (60.00%) UMTS
1 3 (60.00%) SGSN
2 2 (40.00%) 3GPP
2 2 (40.00%) GGSN
2 2 (40.00%) 2G
2 2 (40.00%) CDMA
2 2 (40.00%) WCDMA
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) UTRAN
3 1 (20.00%) RTCP
3 1 (20.00%) RTP
3 1 (20.00%) SS7
3 1 (20.00%) Megaco
3 1 (20.00%) ISUP
3 1 (20.00%) SCCP
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) ATM
3 1 (20.00%) ISDN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Planner
1 1 (20.00%) CS Core Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft