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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 206 206 217
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing GPRS 36 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 1.60% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 9
Average daily rate
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£311 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £314 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £210 £358
% change year-on-year
+48.80% -41.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
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
1811 1629 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.80% 18.41% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 746 615
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 104 184
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 £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +21 21 £238 -6.86% 3
Hampshire -13 6 £313 +14.67% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 5 - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 25 (49.02%) UMTS
4 23 (45.10%) LTE
5 22 (43.14%) 4G
6 21 (41.18%) 3G
7 18 (35.29%) 3GPP
7 18 (35.29%) 2G
8 13 (25.49%) Degree
8 13 (25.49%) WCDMA
9 12 (23.53%) IPv6
10 11 (21.57%) CDMA
10 11 (21.57%) HSPA
11 10 (19.61%) Wireless
11 10 (19.61%) Internet
12 9 (17.65%) Electronics
12 9 (17.65%) QA
13 8 (15.69%) Smart Meter
13 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
13 8 (15.69%) Project Management
13 8 (15.69%) HP
13 8 (15.69%) DNS
13 8 (15.69%) Cisco
14 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
14 7 (13.73%) Firewall
14 7 (13.73%) Information Management
15 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
15 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
15 6 (11.76%) MS Access
15 6 (11.76%) SQL

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (3.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (76.47%) GSM
2 25 (49.02%) UMTS
3 23 (45.10%) LTE
4 22 (43.14%) 4G
5 21 (41.18%) 3G
6 18 (35.29%) 3GPP
6 18 (35.29%) 2G
7 13 (25.49%) WCDMA
8 12 (23.53%) IPv6
9 11 (21.57%) CDMA
9 11 (21.57%) HSPA
10 10 (19.61%) Internet
10 10 (19.61%) Wireless
11 8 (15.69%) DNS
12 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
12 7 (13.73%) Firewall
13 5 (9.80%) VoLTE
13 5 (9.80%) Radio Access Network
14 4 (7.84%) ZigBee
14 4 (7.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MS Access
2 4 (7.84%) 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 11 (21.57%) Architect
2 10 (19.61%) Test Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Systems Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.84%) OSS Architect
4 4 (7.84%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
7 1 (1.96%) C++ Developer
7 1 (1.96%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Product Manager
7 1 (1.96%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) WML
1 4 (7.84%) XML
1 4 (7.84%) WAP
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
3 2 (3.92%) DTV
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
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%) Project Management
1 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
2 7 (13.73%) Information Management
3 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 6 (11.76%) Network Management
4 5 (9.80%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (9.80%) Resource Management
4 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
5 4 (7.84%) SOA
5 4 (7.84%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.88%) V-Model
6 3 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.92%) Business Transformation
7 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
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 13 (25.49%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) PMP
2 5 (9.80%) PMI Certification
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) ISEB
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.96%) CCIE
4 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Netcool
2 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (3.92%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Cisco
1 8 (15.69%) HP
2 5 (9.80%) Business Objects
2 5 (9.80%) Greenplum
2 5 (9.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) Huawei
3 4 (7.84%) Ericsson
3 4 (7.84%) Mapinfo
3 4 (7.84%) Juniper
3 4 (7.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 2 (3.92%) BMC
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) SGI
5 2 (3.92%) Remedy
5 2 (3.92%) Cramer
5 2 (3.92%) NetCracker
5 2 (3.92%) Agilent
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