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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 223 225 206
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing GPRS 15 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.70% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Average daily rate
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£293 £410 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.65% +2.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £410 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £410 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £410 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1856 1431 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.88% 17.20% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 604 602
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 157
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 30 January 2015. 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 +1 7 £283 -31.09% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 4 - -
Surrey - 4 £338 -
West Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (61.11%) GSM
1 22 (61.11%) 3G
2 19 (52.78%) Telecoms
3 18 (50.00%) 2G
4 17 (47.22%) LTE
4 17 (47.22%) 4G
5 15 (41.67%) UMTS
6 13 (36.11%) SQL
7 11 (30.56%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 9 (25.00%) Oracle
9 8 (22.22%) Business Objects
9 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
9 8 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (19.44%) MPLS
10 7 (19.44%) Netcool
10 7 (19.44%) Network Planning
11 6 (16.67%) Huawei
11 6 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
11 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 6 (16.67%) Android
11 6 (16.67%) Ericsson
11 6 (16.67%) SMS
11 6 (16.67%) 3GPP
11 6 (16.67%) PL/SQL
11 6 (16.67%) DSL
11 6 (16.67%) UNIX
12 5 (13.89%) CDMA2000
12 5 (13.89%) Wireless

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (61.11%) GSM
1 22 (61.11%) 3G
2 18 (50.00%) 2G
3 17 (47.22%) LTE
3 17 (47.22%) 4G
4 15 (41.67%) UMTS
5 11 (30.56%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (19.44%) MPLS
8 6 (16.67%) SMS
8 6 (16.67%) 3GPP
8 6 (16.67%) DSL
9 5 (13.89%) CDMA2000
9 5 (13.89%) Wireless
9 5 (13.89%) SDH
9 5 (13.89%) HTTP
9 5 (13.89%) HSPA
9 5 (13.89%) WiMAX
9 5 (13.89%) GPON
10 4 (11.11%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (13.89%) MS Access
General
1 19 (52.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Tester
1 5 (13.89%) Technical Tester
2 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Network Operations Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Network Planner
4 2 (5.56%) Network Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Operations Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.78%) C++ Developer
5 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Network Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Transmission Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (11.11%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Android
1 6 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Network Planning
2 4 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (8.33%) Project Management
3 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.33%) Analytics
3 3 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) Service Management
4 2 (5.56%) MVC
4 2 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL
5 1 (2.78%) SOA
5 1 (2.78%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.78%) Time Management
5 1 (2.78%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.78%) Network Design
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.78%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 5 (13.89%) C
3 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) CCNA
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMP
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Netcool
2 6 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (2.78%) OPNET
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle
2 8 (22.22%) Business Objects
3 6 (16.67%) Huawei
3 6 (16.67%) Ericsson
4 4 (11.11%) Greenplum
5 3 (8.33%) Mapinfo
6 2 (5.56%) Cramer
7 1 (2.78%) BT
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.78%) BMC
7 1 (2.78%) NetCracker
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