The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 213 190 200
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing GPRS 29 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.47% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 2.62% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
Average daily rate
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£255 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £197 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £328 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 11
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1709 1529 2033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.61% 18.14% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 660 574
Average daily rate £338 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 136 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
GPRS
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 +12 23 £220 -26.66% 3
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 33 (76.74%) Telecoms
2 30 (69.77%) GSM
3 23 (53.49%) UMTS
4 16 (37.21%) WCDMA
4 16 (37.21%) LTE
5 15 (34.88%) 4G
5 15 (34.88%) 3GPP
5 15 (34.88%) 3G
6 14 (32.56%) CDMA
7 12 (27.91%) IPv6
8 11 (25.58%) Degree
8 11 (25.58%) HSPA
9 10 (23.26%) 2G
9 10 (23.26%) Internet
10 9 (20.93%) Wireless
10 9 (20.93%) Electronics
11 8 (18.60%) Project Management
11 8 (18.60%) HP
11 8 (18.60%) DNS
11 8 (18.60%) Cisco
11 8 (18.60%) Smart Meter
12 7 (16.28%) QA
12 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
12 7 (16.28%) ATM
12 7 (16.28%) Firewall
12 7 (16.28%) Information Management
12 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
12 7 (16.28%) Huawei
13 6 (13.95%) PRINCE2
13 6 (13.95%) Ericsson

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Maya
1 1 (2.33%) MS Project
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (4.65%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (69.77%) GSM
2 23 (53.49%) UMTS
3 16 (37.21%) WCDMA
3 16 (37.21%) LTE
4 15 (34.88%) 4G
4 15 (34.88%) 3GPP
4 15 (34.88%) 3G
5 14 (32.56%) CDMA
6 12 (27.91%) IPv6
7 11 (25.58%) HSPA
8 10 (23.26%) 2G
8 10 (23.26%) Internet
9 9 (20.93%) Wireless
10 8 (18.60%) DNS
11 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
11 7 (16.28%) ATM
11 7 (16.28%) Firewall
12 6 (13.95%) Radio Access Network
13 5 (11.63%) VoLTE
14 4 (9.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 33 (76.74%) Telecoms
2 9 (20.93%) Electronics
3 4 (9.30%) Finance
4 3 (6.98%) Billing
4 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Architect
2 10 (23.26%) Test Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Systems Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (9.30%) OSS Architect
4 4 (9.30%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Designer
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Core Network Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Network Designer
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Product Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) WAP
1 4 (9.30%) WML
1 4 (9.30%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Smart Meter
2 3 (6.98%) Firmware
3 2 (4.65%) DTV
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Handset
4 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) UNIX
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Project Management
2 7 (16.28%) Information Management
2 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
3 6 (13.95%) PRINCE2
3 6 (13.95%) Network Management
4 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
4 5 (11.63%) Resource Management
5 4 (9.30%) SOA
5 4 (9.30%) TOGAF
6 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.98%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (6.98%) V-Model
6 3 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (6.98%) Programme Management
6 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.65%) Network Design
7 2 (4.65%) Network Planning
7 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (2.33%) VBA
2 1 (2.33%) C
2 1 (2.33%) C#
2 1 (2.33%) C++
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) Perl
2 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.63%) PMP
2 5 (11.63%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ISEB
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) CCIE
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.65%) Netcool
2 2 (4.65%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) HP
1 8 (18.60%) Cisco
2 7 (16.28%) Huawei
3 6 (13.95%) Ericsson
4 5 (11.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (9.30%) Juniper
5 4 (9.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle
6 2 (4.65%) BMC
6 2 (4.65%) Remedy
6 2 (4.65%) SGI
6 2 (4.65%) Citrix
6 2 (4.65%) SAP
6 2 (4.65%) Agilent
6 2 (4.65%) Cramer
6 2 (4.65%) NetCracker
6 2 (4.65%) Greenplum
7 1 (2.33%) Cerion
7 1 (2.33%) Actix
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