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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 243 233 207
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Contract jobs citing GPRS 8 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.088% 0.17% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.93% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 12
Average daily rate
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£135 £175 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -43.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £356 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £123 £263 £308
% change year-on-year
-53.33% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £117.50 - £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
1736 1612 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.19% 17.95% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 679 623
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 101 164
Average hourly rate £32.75 £19.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.36% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 0 7 £135 -22.85%
Home Counties - 1 £275 -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 31 (86.11%) GSM
2 30 (83.33%) UMTS
3 29 (80.56%) Telecoms
4 25 (69.44%) Wireless
4 25 (69.44%) LTE
5 21 (58.33%) Radio Access Network
6 19 (52.78%) Network Planning
6 19 (52.78%) VoLTE
7 18 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (50.00%) 4G
8 17 (47.22%) HSPA
8 17 (47.22%) GPON
8 17 (47.22%) WiMAX
8 17 (47.22%) CDMA2000
8 17 (47.22%) MPLS
8 17 (47.22%) DSL
8 17 (47.22%) Ericsson
8 17 (47.22%) SDH
9 13 (36.11%) C
10 12 (33.33%) Huawei
11 11 (30.56%) 3G
12 9 (25.00%) CDMA
13 8 (22.22%) 2G
14 6 (16.67%) RTCP
14 6 (16.67%) RTP
14 6 (16.67%) VoIP
14 6 (16.67%) HP
14 6 (16.67%) ISEB
14 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
14 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) GSM
2 30 (83.33%) UMTS
3 25 (69.44%) Wireless
3 25 (69.44%) LTE
4 21 (58.33%) Radio Access Network
5 19 (52.78%) VoLTE
6 18 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (50.00%) 4G
7 17 (47.22%) HSPA
7 17 (47.22%) GPON
7 17 (47.22%) WiMAX
7 17 (47.22%) CDMA2000
7 17 (47.22%) MPLS
7 17 (47.22%) DSL
7 17 (47.22%) SDH
8 11 (30.56%) 3G
9 9 (25.00%) CDMA
10 8 (22.22%) 2G
11 6 (16.67%) RTCP
11 6 (16.67%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.78%) MS Access
General
1 29 (80.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 2 (5.56%) Operations Manager
2 2 (5.56%) Network Manager
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (5.56%) Field Engineer
2 2 (5.56%) Tester
2 2 (5.56%) Network Operations Manager
2 2 (5.56%) Ericsson Engineer
2 2 (5.56%) Network Planner
3 1 (2.78%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (2.78%) Performance Manager
3 1 (2.78%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
3 1 (2.78%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
3 1 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (2.78%) Technical Manager
3 1 (2.78%) Technical Tester
3 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planner
3 1 (2.78%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Network Planning
2 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.56%) Project Management
3 2 (5.56%) Service Management
3 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
3 2 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (2.78%) Document Management
4 1 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) C
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.33%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (8.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Ericsson
2 12 (33.33%) Huawei
3 6 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (11.11%) Business Objects
5 3 (8.33%) Actix
6 2 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.78%) Mapinfo
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle
7 1 (2.78%) Sybase
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