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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 521 561 512
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -49
Contract jobs citing GPRS 72 38 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.067% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.52% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 15 12
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£260 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £500 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £260 £200
% change year-on-year
- +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Average hourly rate £76.25 £14.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+444.64% -61.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £14.00 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.25 £14.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £76.25 - £36.50

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
8225 7283 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.72% 12.92% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3818 3701
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 589
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.24% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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
England +33 70 £259 -20.38% 9
South East -3 30 £284 +62.14% 4
Berkshire +21 27 £284 +62.14% 3
Yorkshire - 16 £123 -
Newbury +6 14 £290 +65.71%
North West -9 8 £260 +30.00% 1
Cheshire - 8 £260 -
Reading +8 5 - -
London +4 3 - -
South West -2 3 - -
East of England +20 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 2 - -
Bristol -10 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Banbury - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - - 3
Uxbridge - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 2
North East - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 79 (75.96%) GSM
2 63 (60.58%) Telecoms
3 61 (58.65%) UMTS
4 60 (57.69%) LTE
5 45 (43.27%) 3G
6 40 (38.46%) Radio Access Network
7 39 (37.50%) 2G
8 38 (36.54%) HSPA
9 33 (31.73%) 4G
10 31 (29.81%) Wireless
11 28 (26.92%) Ericsson
11 28 (26.92%) Huawei
12 22 (21.15%) Network Planning
12 22 (21.15%) C
13 19 (18.27%) MPLS
13 19 (18.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 19 (18.27%) VoLTE
14 18 (17.31%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (17.31%) DSL
14 18 (17.31%) SLA
15 17 (16.35%) SDH
15 17 (16.35%) CDMA2000
15 17 (16.35%) WiMAX
15 17 (16.35%) GPON
16 16 (15.38%) Network Architecture
16 16 (15.38%) Amdocs
17 15 (14.42%) Change Management
18 14 (13.46%) Service Management
19 13 (12.50%) WCDMA
19 13 (12.50%) SQL

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (0.96%) SAS
1 1 (0.96%) CMS
1 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 79 (75.96%) GSM
2 61 (58.65%) UMTS
3 60 (57.69%) LTE
4 45 (43.27%) 3G
5 40 (38.46%) Radio Access Network
6 39 (37.50%) 2G
7 38 (36.54%) HSPA
8 33 (31.73%) 4G
9 31 (29.81%) Wireless
10 19 (18.27%) VoLTE
10 19 (18.27%) MPLS
11 18 (17.31%) DSL
11 18 (17.31%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (16.35%) WiMAX
12 17 (16.35%) GPON
12 17 (16.35%) CDMA2000
12 17 (16.35%) SDH
13 13 (12.50%) WCDMA
14 10 (9.62%) LAN
14 10 (9.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) MS Access
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (60.58%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.69%) Electronics
3 5 (4.81%) Back Office
4 3 (2.88%) Finance
4 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Publishing
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.96%) Billing
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (13.46%) Analyst
2 10 (9.62%) Performance Engineer
3 9 (8.65%) RAN Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.73%) Test Engineer
5 7 (6.73%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.77%) Tester
6 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Technical Manager
7 4 (3.85%) Technical Tester
7 4 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Developer
8 3 (2.88%) Field Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (2.88%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (2.88%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) WAP
1 3 (2.88%) XML
2 2 (1.92%) .NET
2 2 (1.92%) SOAP
3 1 (0.96%) Web Services
3 1 (0.96%) J2ME
3 1 (0.96%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.96%) WinForms
3 1 (0.96%) WPF
3 1 (0.96%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.96%) REST
3 1 (0.96%) ServiceStack
3 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.85%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.88%) Handset
4 2 (1.92%) Statistics
5 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.96%) iPhone
5 1 (0.96%) IVR
5 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.96%) EPoS
5 1 (0.96%) EMV
5 1 (0.96%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.96%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.69%) UNIX
2 6 (5.77%) Linux
3 3 (2.88%) Solaris
4 2 (1.92%) Windows
4 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.92%) Android
5 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.96%) webOS
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.96%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.96%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.15%) Network Planning
2 16 (15.38%) Network Architecture
3 15 (14.42%) Change Management
4 14 (13.46%) Service Management
5 13 (12.50%) Network Design
5 13 (12.50%) Fault Management
5 13 (12.50%) Performance Management
6 12 (11.54%) Resource Management
7 11 (10.58%) Configuration Management
8 10 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (8.65%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.73%) Software Testing
10 7 (6.73%) Incident Management
10 7 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.73%) Test Scripting
11 6 (5.77%) Network Management
12 5 (4.81%) Capacity Management
12 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
13 4 (3.85%) ITIL
13 4 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.15%) C
2 13 (12.50%) SQL
3 8 (7.69%) Embedded C
4 5 (4.81%) Python
5 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.85%) VBA
5 4 (3.85%) C#
5 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.88%) Embedded C++
6 3 (2.88%) C++
6 3 (2.88%) Java
7 2 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) Degree
2 7 (6.73%) ISEB
3 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.31%) SLA
2 4 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Firmware
2 1 (0.96%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.81%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (4.81%) Netcool
3 2 (1.92%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.96%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 28 (26.92%) Ericsson
1 28 (26.92%) Huawei
2 19 (18.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 16 (15.38%) Amdocs
4 10 (9.62%) Nortel
5 9 (8.65%) Mapinfo
6 8 (7.69%) Business Objects
7 7 (6.73%) HP
8 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.77%) Actix
9 5 (4.81%) Oracle
10 3 (2.88%) IBM
10 3 (2.88%) EMC
10 3 (2.88%) BT
11 2 (1.92%) Cisco
11 2 (1.92%) Apple
12 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.96%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.96%) Juniper
12 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
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