The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 86 - 84
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.28% - 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% - 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £410 £401
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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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 Surrey region.

Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
284 185 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 20.23% 14.41% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 90 148
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 35
Average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £116.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 7 (70.00%) Oracle
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) UNIX
2 6 (60.00%) SMS
3 5 (50.00%) HTTP
3 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (40.00%) Smart Meter
5 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (30.00%) Analytics
5 3 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) 3G
6 2 (20.00%) ZigBee
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) UMTS
7 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (10.00%) Greenplum
7 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 1 (10.00%) NetCracker
7 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Remedy
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Citrix
7 1 (10.00%) PMP
7 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (10.00%) BMC

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) SMS
2 5 (50.00%) HTTP
3 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (30.00%) 3G
4 2 (20.00%) ZigBee
5 1 (10.00%) UMTS
5 1 (10.00%) CDMA
5 1 (10.00%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) OSS Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) OSS Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Communications Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) SOA
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Netcool
1 1 (10.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Greenplum
2 1 (10.00%) NetCracker
2 1 (10.00%) Remedy
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) BMC
2 1 (10.00%) Cramer