The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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
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Rank - 138 108
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.14% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.10% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £263 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.80 - £35.50
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
357 363 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.56% 12.34% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 217 154
Average daily rate £370 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 43 21
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.70 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.30 £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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GPRS across the South West region.

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the South West region.

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

GPRS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (100.00%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C++
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) WCDMA

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) WCDMA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Integration Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree