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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 233 242 230
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing GPRS 13 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 1.05% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 2
Average daily rate £243 £290 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.37% -29.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £300 £410
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -26.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
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
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 9 £290 +1.75% 2
Surrey -10 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 2 £230 -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 22 (84.62%) Telecoms
2 21 (80.77%) GSM
3 20 (76.92%) UMTS
4 15 (57.69%) Unix
4 15 (57.69%) Diameter Protocol
5 12 (46.15%) Oracle Database
5 12 (46.15%) Solaris
5 12 (46.15%) Oracle
5 12 (46.15%) Sybase
5 12 (46.15%) WCDMA
5 12 (46.15%) SS7
6 10 (38.46%) SLA
6 10 (38.46%) CDMA
7 7 (26.92%) Degree
8 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
8 6 (23.08%) LTE
9 5 (19.23%) GGSN
9 5 (19.23%) SGSN
9 5 (19.23%) NGN
9 5 (19.23%) MGCP
9 5 (19.23%) H.323
9 5 (19.23%) VoIP
10 4 (15.38%) 3G
10 4 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (15.38%) 4G
11 3 (11.54%) SDLC
11 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (11.54%) Project Management
11 3 (11.54%) MPLS
11 3 (11.54%) Netcool

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) GSM
2 20 (76.92%) UMTS
3 15 (57.69%) Diameter Protocol
4 12 (46.15%) SS7
4 12 (46.15%) WCDMA
5 10 (38.46%) CDMA
6 6 (23.08%) LTE
7 5 (19.23%) GGSN
7 5 (19.23%) H.323
7 5 (19.23%) MGCP
7 5 (19.23%) NGN
7 5 (19.23%) SGSN
7 5 (19.23%) VoIP
8 4 (15.38%) 3G
8 4 (15.38%) 4G
9 3 (11.54%) MPLS
9 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (7.69%) 2G
10 2 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (7.69%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.85%) MS Access
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Subversion
1 2 (7.69%) Trac
2 1 (3.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (84.62%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Core Network Engineer
1 9 (34.62%) Network Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) Technical Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) Technical Support
3 7 (26.92%) Technical Support Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Network Support
4 5 (19.23%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Architect
6 3 (11.54%) Developer
7 2 (7.69%) BSS Architect
7 2 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) GSM Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) OSS Architect
7 2 (7.69%) OSS Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.69%) UMTS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (7.69%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Unix
2 12 (46.15%) Solaris
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Project Management
1 3 (11.54%) SDLC
2 2 (7.69%) Change Management
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (7.69%) Network Management
2 2 (7.69%) OO
2 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
2 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 2 (7.69%) SOA
2 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 1 (3.85%) Fault Management
3 1 (3.85%) Network Design
3 1 (3.85%) Network Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (3.85%) Test Management
3 1 (3.85%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Perl
2 2 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) MapBasic
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 2 (7.69%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) CCIE
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Netcool
1 3 (11.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.85%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Oracle
1 12 (46.15%) Sybase
2 2 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Huawei
2 2 (7.69%) Infovista
3 1 (3.85%) Atmel
3 1 (3.85%) Cerion
3 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.85%) Greenplum
3 1 (3.85%) Mapinfo
3 1 (3.85%) NetCracker
3 1 (3.85%) Nokia
3 1 (3.85%) Nortel
3 1 (3.85%) Talend
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