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 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 232 229 199
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -30
Contract jobs citing GPRS 29 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 0.94% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 3
Average daily rate
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£290 £410 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.26% +26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £410 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £410 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £375 £200
% change year-on-year
-24.66% +87.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 - £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
2030 1604 1561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.70% 17.82% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 672 612
Average daily rate £350 £350 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 152
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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 2 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 2 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 +13 22 £290 -29.26% 8
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 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 29 (74.36%) Telecoms
2 25 (64.10%) GSM
3 24 (61.54%) UMTS
4 21 (53.85%) LTE
5 20 (51.28%) Radio Access Network
6 19 (48.72%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (46.15%) Wireless
8 17 (43.59%) Network Planning
8 17 (43.59%) MPLS
9 16 (41.03%) DSL
9 16 (41.03%) 4G
10 15 (38.46%) GPON
10 15 (38.46%) HSPA
10 15 (38.46%) WiMAX
10 15 (38.46%) CDMA2000
10 15 (38.46%) SDH
10 15 (38.46%) Ericsson
11 14 (35.90%) 3G
11 14 (35.90%) VoLTE
12 12 (30.77%) C
13 11 (28.21%) Huawei
14 10 (25.64%) SQL
15 7 (17.95%) Oracle
15 7 (17.95%) UNIX
15 7 (17.95%) 2G
15 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
16 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
16 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
16 6 (15.38%) PL/SQL
16 6 (15.38%) CDMA

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (64.10%) GSM
2 24 (61.54%) UMTS
3 21 (53.85%) LTE
4 20 (51.28%) Radio Access Network
5 19 (48.72%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (46.15%) Wireless
7 17 (43.59%) MPLS
8 16 (41.03%) DSL
8 16 (41.03%) 4G
9 15 (38.46%) HSPA
9 15 (38.46%) GPON
9 15 (38.46%) WiMAX
9 15 (38.46%) CDMA2000
9 15 (38.46%) SDH
10 14 (35.90%) 3G
10 14 (35.90%) VoLTE
11 7 (17.95%) 2G
12 6 (15.38%) SMS
12 6 (15.38%) CDMA
13 5 (12.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) MS Access
General
1 29 (74.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.56%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Tester
2 5 (12.82%) Technical Tester
3 2 (5.13%) Ericsson Engineer
3 2 (5.13%) Network Planner
3 2 (5.13%) Analyst
3 2 (5.13%) Consultant
3 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
3 2 (5.13%) Network Manager
3 2 (5.13%) Network Operations Manager
3 2 (5.13%) Operations Manager
4 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planner
4 1 (2.56%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (2.56%) Architect
4 1 (2.56%) Communications Analyst
4 1 (2.56%) OSS Solutions Architect
4 1 (2.56%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (2.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (2.56%) Technical Manager
4 1 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (2.56%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Smart Meter
3 2 (5.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Network Planning
2 3 (7.69%) Project Management
2 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 3 (7.69%) Analytics
2 3 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (5.13%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
3 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
3 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
3 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.13%) Service Management
3 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.56%) Change Management
4 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.56%) Network Design
4 1 (2.56%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) C
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 5 (12.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) VCP4
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.56%) PMP
4 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Netcool
2 3 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.56%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Ericsson
2 11 (28.21%) Huawei
3 7 (17.95%) Oracle
4 4 (10.26%) Business Objects
5 3 (7.69%) Actix
6 2 (5.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Cramer
7 1 (2.56%) NetCracker
7 1 (2.56%) Greenplum
7 1 (2.56%) Mapinfo
7 1 (2.56%) Remedy
7 1 (2.56%) BT
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.56%) BMC
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.56%) Sybase
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