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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 224 221 208
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing GPRS 32 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 1.06% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 1
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£285 £293 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +6.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £325 £200
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
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
2004 1610 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.22% 17.59% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 673 608
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 138 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 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 +9 28 £285 -2.56% 4
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 33 (80.49%) Telecoms
2 31 (75.61%) GSM
3 30 (73.17%) UMTS
4 26 (63.41%) LTE
5 25 (60.98%) Wireless
6 21 (51.22%) Radio Access Network
7 19 (46.34%) VoLTE
7 19 (46.34%) Network Planning
8 18 (43.90%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (43.90%) 4G
8 18 (43.90%) MPLS
9 17 (41.46%) DSL
9 17 (41.46%) CDMA2000
9 17 (41.46%) SDH
9 17 (41.46%) Ericsson
9 17 (41.46%) HSPA
9 17 (41.46%) GPON
9 17 (41.46%) WiMAX
10 13 (31.71%) Huawei
10 13 (31.71%) C
11 11 (26.83%) 3G
12 10 (24.39%) SQL
13 9 (21.95%) CDMA
14 8 (19.51%) 2G
15 7 (17.07%) UNIX
16 6 (14.63%) Oracle
16 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
16 6 (14.63%) HP
16 6 (14.63%) ISEB
16 6 (14.63%) SMS

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 31 (75.61%) GSM
2 30 (73.17%) UMTS
3 26 (63.41%) LTE
4 25 (60.98%) Wireless
5 21 (51.22%) Radio Access Network
6 19 (46.34%) VoLTE
7 18 (43.90%) 4G
7 18 (43.90%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (43.90%) MPLS
8 17 (41.46%) DSL
8 17 (41.46%) HSPA
8 17 (41.46%) WiMAX
8 17 (41.46%) CDMA2000
8 17 (41.46%) SDH
8 17 (41.46%) GPON
9 11 (26.83%) 3G
10 9 (21.95%) CDMA
11 8 (19.51%) 2G
12 6 (14.63%) RTCP
12 6 (14.63%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) MS Access
General
1 33 (80.49%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) Tester
2 5 (12.20%) Technical Tester
3 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Network Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Ericsson Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Network Planner
4 2 (4.88%) Operations Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Network Operations Manager
5 1 (2.44%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planner
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Manager
5 1 (2.44%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Transmission Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Statistics
3 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Network Planning
2 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
2 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
3 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
3 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
3 2 (4.88%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
3 2 (4.88%) Project Management
3 2 (4.88%) Service Management
4 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.44%) Network Design
4 1 (2.44%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (2.44%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) C
2 10 (24.39%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
4 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) ISEB
1 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.32%) Netcool
2 3 (7.32%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Ericsson
2 13 (31.71%) Huawei
3 6 (14.63%) Oracle
3 6 (14.63%) HP
4 4 (9.76%) Business Objects
5 3 (7.32%) Actix
6 2 (4.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (2.44%) Mapinfo
7 1 (2.44%) BT
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.44%) Sybase
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