The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 575 545 482
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -63
Contract jobs citing GPRS 33 24 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.046% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.35% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 11
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£375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £225 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £310 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £275 £346
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -20.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £37.50 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7962 6948 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.39% 13.44% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3782 3832
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 421 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GPRS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

GPRS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GPRS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

GPRS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GPRS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
England -19 31 £375 +21.95% 5
South East -36 12 £350 +27.27% 1
Surrey - 9 £350 -
Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 2
London +22 6 £475 +53.22%
East of England -2 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -13 2 - -
Berkshire -2 1 - - 1
Scotland -10 1 - -
Slough -11 1 - -
Bristol -12 1 - -
South West -36 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Carlisle - - - -
Dumfries - - - -
Amersham - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Belper - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nuneaton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 74 (68.52%) GSM
2 63 (58.33%) Telecoms
3 43 (39.81%) UMTS
4 42 (38.89%) LTE
5 40 (37.04%) 3G
6 34 (31.48%) 4G
7 27 (25.00%) Degree
8 24 (22.22%) 2G
9 21 (19.44%) WCDMA
10 19 (17.59%) 3GPP
10 19 (17.59%) Wireless
10 19 (17.59%) Electronics
11 17 (15.74%) SQL
12 15 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (12.96%) Smart Meter
14 13 (12.04%) CDMA
15 12 (11.11%) SS7
15 12 (11.11%) Resource Management
15 12 (11.11%) Software Engineering
16 11 (10.19%) QA
16 11 (10.19%) ZigBee
16 11 (10.19%) SMS
16 11 (10.19%) C
16 11 (10.19%) Oracle
17 10 (9.26%) LAN
17 10 (9.26%) Cisco
17 10 (9.26%) Project Management
17 10 (9.26%) Internet
17 10 (9.26%) Validation
17 10 (9.26%) Oracle Database

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.93%) CMS
1 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) Maya
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 74 (68.52%) GSM
2 43 (39.81%) UMTS
3 42 (38.89%) LTE
4 40 (37.04%) 3G
5 34 (31.48%) 4G
6 24 (22.22%) 2G
7 21 (19.44%) WCDMA
8 19 (17.59%) 3GPP
8 19 (17.59%) Wireless
9 13 (12.04%) CDMA
10 12 (11.11%) SS7
11 11 (10.19%) ZigBee
11 11 (10.19%) SMS
12 10 (9.26%) LAN
12 10 (9.26%) Internet
13 9 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
13 9 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
13 9 (8.33%) HTTP
14 8 (7.41%) WAN
15 7 (6.48%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) LabVIEW
General
1 63 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 19 (17.59%) Electronics
3 4 (3.70%) Back Office
4 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.78%) Finance
5 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Billing
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (17.59%) Test Engineer
2 11 (10.19%) Analyst
3 9 (8.33%) Architect
4 8 (7.41%) Integration Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Tester
6 5 (4.63%) Technical Tester
6 5 (4.63%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Developer
7 4 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Consultant
7 4 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) OSS Architect
7 4 (3.70%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Back Office Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (3.70%) Systems Architect
7 4 (3.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) WAP
2 6 (5.56%) XML
3 4 (3.70%) WML
4 3 (2.78%) .NET
5 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.93%) J2ME
6 1 (0.93%) HTML
6 1 (0.93%) MFC
6 1 (0.93%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Smart Meter
2 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.70%) Statistics
5 2 (1.85%) DTV
5 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) Handset
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.93%) EPoS
6 1 (0.93%) EMV
6 1 (0.93%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.33%) UNIX
2 7 (6.48%) Android
3 6 (5.56%) Windows
4 5 (4.63%) Linux
5 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.93%) webOS
6 1 (0.93%) bada
6 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 12 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 10 (9.26%) Project Management
3 10 (9.26%) Validation
4 9 (8.33%) Service Management
4 9 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 7 (6.48%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (5.56%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.63%) Network Management
7 5 (4.63%) Network Planning
7 5 (4.63%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.63%) ITIL
7 5 (4.63%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.70%) SOA
8 4 (3.70%) Test Scripting
8 4 (3.70%) TOGAF
8 4 (3.70%) Information Management
8 4 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.74%) SQL
2 11 (10.19%) C
3 9 (8.33%) Embedded C
4 6 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.78%) VBA
7 2 (1.85%) C#
7 2 (1.85%) C++
7 2 (1.85%) Java
8 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (25.00%) Degree
2 7 (6.48%) ISEB
3 6 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.70%) PMP
5 4 (3.70%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.93%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.19%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) Netcool
2 5 (4.63%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.85%) OPNET
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.93%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Oracle
2 10 (9.26%) Cisco
3 9 (8.33%) Huawei
4 7 (6.48%) HP
5 6 (5.56%) Business Objects
6 5 (4.63%) Greenplum
7 4 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.70%) Mapinfo
7 4 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (2.78%) Cramer
8 3 (2.78%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.85%) BMC
9 2 (1.85%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.85%) Remedy
9 2 (1.85%) BT
9 2 (1.85%) SAP
9 2 (1.85%) Citrix
9 2 (1.85%) IBM
9 2 (1.85%) NetCracker
9 2 (1.85%) Anite
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago