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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 247 213 191
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -22
Contract jobs citing GPRS 12 23 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.25% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 1.32% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 15
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£225 £255 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.80 - £35.50
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
1736 1743 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.81% 19.18% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 758 658
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 93 160
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 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 +2 11 £225 +2.27% 1
Home Counties - 1 £275 -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 39 (88.64%) GSM
1 39 (88.64%) UMTS
2 35 (79.55%) Telecoms
3 29 (65.91%) LTE
4 27 (61.36%) Wireless
5 24 (54.55%) VoLTE
6 20 (45.45%) 4G
7 19 (43.18%) Radio Access Network
7 19 (43.18%) HSPA
8 18 (40.91%) Network Planning
8 18 (40.91%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (40.91%) Ericsson
9 17 (38.64%) SDH
9 17 (38.64%) CDMA2000
9 17 (38.64%) MPLS
9 17 (38.64%) DSL
9 17 (38.64%) WiMAX
9 17 (38.64%) GPON
10 13 (29.55%) C
11 12 (27.27%) HP
11 12 (27.27%) 3G
11 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (27.27%) Huawei
12 9 (20.45%) CDMA
13 8 (18.18%) 2G
13 8 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
13 8 (18.18%) Wireshark
13 8 (18.18%) RNC
13 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
14 6 (13.64%) Validation

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 39 (88.64%) GSM
1 39 (88.64%) UMTS
2 29 (65.91%) LTE
3 27 (61.36%) Wireless
4 24 (54.55%) VoLTE
5 20 (45.45%) 4G
6 19 (43.18%) Radio Access Network
6 19 (43.18%) HSPA
7 18 (40.91%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (38.64%) WiMAX
8 17 (38.64%) CDMA2000
8 17 (38.64%) MPLS
8 17 (38.64%) DSL
8 17 (38.64%) SDH
8 17 (38.64%) GPON
9 12 (27.27%) 3G
10 9 (20.45%) CDMA
11 8 (18.18%) RNC
11 8 (18.18%) Wireshark
11 8 (18.18%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MS Access
General
1 35 (79.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.27%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Tester
2 7 (15.91%) Technical Tester
3 4 (9.09%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Field Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Ericsson Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (2.27%) Network Planner
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Manager
5 1 (2.27%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Network Operations Manager
5 1 (2.27%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Operations Manager
5 1 (2.27%) Capacity Planner
5 1 (2.27%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.27%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Statistics
3 2 (4.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) UNIX
2 2 (4.55%) Solaris
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.27%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Network Planning
2 8 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
3 6 (13.64%) Validation
3 6 (13.64%) Test Management
3 6 (13.64%) Test Planning
4 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
5 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.55%) ERP
5 2 (4.55%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.55%) V-Model
6 1 (2.27%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) Project Management
6 1 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) C
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.09%) Netcool
3 2 (4.55%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Ericsson
2 12 (27.27%) Huawei
2 12 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (6.82%) Business Objects
3 3 (6.82%) Actix
4 2 (4.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (4.55%) Nokia
5 1 (2.27%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.27%) Sybase
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