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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 574 562 490
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -72
Contract jobs citing GPRS 26 37 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.069% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.51% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 21
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£136 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.09% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £206 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £334 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £136 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-48.09% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 14
Average hourly rate £34.80 - £35.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.16 - £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.96 - £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £76.15 - £35.50

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
8010 7295 7035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.28% 13.55% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4490 3939 3567
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 383 531
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 June 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 30 June 2015.

GPRS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GPRS
Top 21 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 30 June 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 -17 25 £136 -47.84% 7
South East -32 12 £225 -5.26% 2
Berkshire -5 11 £225 +2.27% 1
Newbury +6 7 - - 1
Leeds - 6 £123 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £123 -
Yorkshire - 6 £123 -
Slough -3 4 £225 -4.25%
London -12 2 - - 2
East of England -2 1 - - 2
Manchester -14 1 £150 -25.00%
Hertfordshire -17 1 - -
North West -19 1 £150 -25.00%
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bury - 1 £150 -
Fife - 1 - -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 82 (85.42%) GSM
2 68 (70.83%) UMTS
3 60 (62.50%) LTE
4 59 (61.46%) Telecoms
5 48 (50.00%) 3G
6 40 (41.67%) 2G
6 40 (41.67%) HSPA
6 40 (41.67%) Radio Access Network
7 35 (36.46%) 4G
8 31 (32.29%) Ericsson
9 29 (30.21%) Wireless
10 27 (28.13%) Huawei
11 24 (25.00%) VoLTE
12 21 (21.88%) SLA
13 19 (19.79%) C
13 19 (19.79%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (19.79%) Amdocs
13 19 (19.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 19 (19.79%) Network Planning
14 17 (17.71%) WiMAX
14 17 (17.71%) GPON
14 17 (17.71%) DSL
14 17 (17.71%) CDMA2000
14 17 (17.71%) MPLS
14 17 (17.71%) SDH
15 16 (16.67%) Network Architecture
16 15 (15.63%) Fault Management
16 15 (15.63%) Change Management
17 13 (13.54%) WCDMA
17 13 (13.54%) HP

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Applications
1 12 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 82 (85.42%) GSM
2 68 (70.83%) UMTS
3 60 (62.50%) LTE
4 48 (50.00%) 3G
5 40 (41.67%) HSPA
5 40 (41.67%) Radio Access Network
5 40 (41.67%) 2G
6 35 (36.46%) 4G
7 29 (30.21%) Wireless
8 24 (25.00%) VoLTE
9 19 (19.79%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (17.71%) WiMAX
10 17 (17.71%) GPON
10 17 (17.71%) CDMA2000
10 17 (17.71%) MPLS
10 17 (17.71%) DSL
10 17 (17.71%) SDH
11 13 (13.54%) WCDMA
12 9 (9.38%) CDMA
12 9 (9.38%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) MS Access
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (61.46%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.25%) Back Office
3 5 (5.21%) Electronics
4 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.08%) Finance
6 1 (1.04%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.04%) Billing
6 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (13.54%) Analyst
2 11 (11.46%) RAN Engineer
3 10 (10.42%) Performance Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Tester
5 8 (8.33%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Technical Tester
7 6 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Radio Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) CS Core Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Field Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Hardware Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.08%) Desktop Support
10 2 (2.08%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) SOAP
2 2 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (1.04%) WAP
3 1 (1.04%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.04%) WinForms
3 1 (1.04%) WPF
3 1 (1.04%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.04%) REST
3 1 (1.04%) ServiceStack
3 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.04%) Web Services
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.17%) Statistics
3 3 (3.13%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.04%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.04%) Handset
4 1 (1.04%) IVR
4 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.21%) Linux
2 4 (4.17%) UNIX
2 4 (4.17%) Solaris
3 2 (2.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.04%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.04%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.04%) Android
4 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.79%) Network Planning
2 16 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 15 (15.63%) Fault Management
3 15 (15.63%) Change Management
4 13 (13.54%) Performance Management
5 11 (11.46%) Resource Management
5 11 (11.46%) Network Design
6 10 (10.42%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 8 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 7 (7.29%) Software Testing
10 6 (6.25%) Software Engineering
10 6 (6.25%) Validation
10 6 (6.25%) Test Management
10 6 (6.25%) Test Planning
11 5 (5.21%) Capacity Management
11 5 (5.21%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.21%) Network Management
11 5 (5.21%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.79%) C
2 7 (7.29%) SQL
3 6 (6.25%) Python
3 6 (6.25%) Embedded C
4 4 (4.17%) Embedded C++
4 4 (4.17%) VBA
4 4 (4.17%) C#
4 4 (4.17%) C++
5 2 (2.08%) Java
6 1 (1.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Degree
2 7 (7.29%) ISEB
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.04%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.88%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Firmware
2 1 (1.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (7.29%) Netcool
3 5 (5.21%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 31 (32.29%) Ericsson
2 27 (28.13%) Huawei
3 19 (19.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 19 (19.79%) Amdocs
4 13 (13.54%) HP
5 11 (11.46%) Mapinfo
6 10 (10.42%) Nortel
7 7 (7.29%) Business Objects
8 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.21%) Actix
10 3 (3.13%) Nokia
10 3 (3.13%) EMC
11 1 (1.04%) Juniper
11 1 (1.04%) Sybase
11 1 (1.04%) Cisco
11 1 (1.04%) IBM
11 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.04%) Apple
11 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.04%) TIBCO
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