The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 206 233 206
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -27
Contract jobs citing GPRS 37 15 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.17% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 0.95% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 11
Average daily rate
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£311 £273 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.22% -13.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £311 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £163 £333
% change year-on-year
+91.53% -51.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +5.18%
GPRS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1847 1584 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 18.13% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 723 605
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 94 161
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

GPRS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

GPRS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +25 21 £235 - 4
Hampshire -16 6 £313 +14.67% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 39 (76.47%) GSM
2 33 (64.71%) Telecoms
3 24 (47.06%) UMTS
4 21 (41.18%) 3G
4 21 (41.18%) LTE
4 21 (41.18%) 4G
5 18 (35.29%) 3GPP
6 17 (33.33%) 2G
7 13 (25.49%) WCDMA
8 12 (23.53%) CDMA
8 12 (23.53%) Degree
9 11 (21.57%) IPv6
10 10 (19.61%) Internet
10 10 (19.61%) Wireless
11 9 (17.65%) Electronics
11 9 (17.65%) QA
11 9 (17.65%) HSPA
12 8 (15.69%) Smart Meter
12 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
12 8 (15.69%) Project Management
12 8 (15.69%) HP
12 8 (15.69%) Cisco
13 7 (13.73%) DNS
13 7 (13.73%) Information Management
13 7 (13.73%) Network Management
14 6 (11.76%) Android
14 6 (11.76%) Greenplum
14 6 (11.76%) Firewall
14 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
14 6 (11.76%) Netcool

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (76.47%) GSM
2 24 (47.06%) UMTS
3 21 (41.18%) 3G
3 21 (41.18%) LTE
3 21 (41.18%) 4G
4 18 (35.29%) 3GPP
5 17 (33.33%) 2G
6 13 (25.49%) WCDMA
7 12 (23.53%) CDMA
8 11 (21.57%) IPv6
9 10 (19.61%) Internet
9 10 (19.61%) Wireless
10 9 (17.65%) HSPA
11 7 (13.73%) DNS
12 6 (11.76%) Firewall
12 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
13 5 (9.80%) VoLTE
14 4 (7.84%) Radio Access Network
14 4 (7.84%) Network Security
14 4 (7.84%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MS Access
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) LabVIEW
General
1 33 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.65%) Electronics
3 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.88%) Billing
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Architect
2 9 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Systems Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.80%) OSS Architect
4 5 (9.80%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.84%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Design Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) C++ Developer
8 1 (1.96%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) WAP
1 4 (7.84%) XML
1 4 (7.84%) WML
2 3 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.96%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Smart Meter
2 3 (5.88%) Firmware
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) DTV
4 1 (1.96%) Handset
4 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.96%) PDA
4 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
1 8 (15.69%) Project Management
2 7 (13.73%) Information Management
2 7 (13.73%) Network Management
3 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 5 (9.80%) SOA
4 5 (9.80%) TOGAF
4 5 (9.80%) Resource Management
4 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
4 5 (9.80%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (7.84%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (5.88%) V-Model
6 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.88%) Business Transformation
7 2 (3.92%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) VBA
2 3 (5.88%) C#
3 2 (3.92%) C++
3 2 (3.92%) C
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) Perl
4 1 (1.96%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Degree
2 6 (11.76%) PMP
2 6 (11.76%) PMI Certification
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.96%) CCNA
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Netcool
2 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (5.88%) OPNET
3 3 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) HP
1 8 (15.69%) Cisco
2 6 (11.76%) Greenplum
3 5 (9.80%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) Business Objects
4 4 (7.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (7.84%) Cramer
4 4 (7.84%) Mapinfo
4 4 (7.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (5.88%) Remedy
5 3 (5.88%) BMC
5 3 (5.88%) Ericsson
5 3 (5.88%) Juniper
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.88%) Citrix
5 3 (5.88%) NetCracker
5 3 (5.88%) Huawei
6 2 (3.92%) Agilent
6 2 (3.92%) SGI
6 2 (3.92%) SAP
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