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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 567 537 511
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -26
Contract jobs citing GPRS 46 40 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.076% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.56% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 13
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £325 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £250 £315
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.12% +9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £27.00 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £36.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.35% +9.23%

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
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -15 39 £313 +0.80% 7
South East -6 22 £313 +13.63% 4
Bristol -16 7 £260 -
South West -28 7 £260 -
Hampshire -10 6 £313 +13.63%
Surrey - 6 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire -2 5 - - 1
Berkshire +10 4 £413 +37.50% 1
East of England -15 4 £350 +25.00% 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £350 - 2
Reading +11 3 £413 -
London -14 2 - -
Newbury -4 1 £235 -
Chesham - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Exeter - - - -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 76 (76.77%) GSM
2 61 (61.62%) Telecoms
3 48 (48.48%) UMTS
4 45 (45.45%) 3G
4 45 (45.45%) LTE
5 38 (38.38%) 4G
6 30 (30.30%) Degree
7 26 (26.26%) WCDMA
8 25 (25.25%) 3GPP
9 24 (24.24%) 2G
10 20 (20.20%) Electronics
11 19 (19.19%) Wireless
12 17 (17.17%) CDMA
13 14 (14.14%) SS7
14 13 (13.13%) Project Management
14 13 (13.13%) Internet
14 13 (13.13%) Smart Meter
15 12 (12.12%) Resource Management
15 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
16 11 (11.11%) PRINCE2
16 11 (11.11%) SQL
16 11 (11.11%) Cisco
16 11 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
16 11 (11.11%) ZigBee
17 10 (10.10%) HSPA
17 10 (10.10%) INAP
18 9 (9.09%) ISUP
18 9 (9.09%) Integration Acceptance Testing
18 9 (9.09%) IPv6
18 9 (9.09%) HP

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 76 (76.77%) GSM
2 48 (48.48%) UMTS
3 45 (45.45%) 3G
3 45 (45.45%) LTE
4 38 (38.38%) 4G
5 26 (26.26%) WCDMA
6 25 (25.25%) 3GPP
7 24 (24.24%) 2G
8 19 (19.19%) Wireless
9 17 (17.17%) CDMA
10 14 (14.14%) SS7
11 13 (13.13%) Internet
12 11 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
12 11 (11.11%) ZigBee
13 10 (10.10%) INAP
13 10 (10.10%) HSPA
14 9 (9.09%) ISUP
14 9 (9.09%) IPv6
15 8 (8.08%) DNS
15 8 (8.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.06%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) LabVIEW
General
1 61 (61.62%) Telecoms
2 20 (20.20%) Electronics
3 4 (4.04%) Back Office
3 4 (4.04%) Billing
4 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.02%) Marketing
5 2 (2.02%) Finance
6 1 (1.01%) Front Office
6 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 12 (12.12%) Architect
3 11 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (6.06%) Systems Architect
4 6 (6.06%) OSS Architect
4 6 (6.06%) OSS Solutions Architect
4 6 (6.06%) Analyst
4 6 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.05%) Network Engineer
5 5 (5.05%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (5.05%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Back Office Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (4.04%) Integration Manager
6 4 (4.04%) Consultant
6 4 (4.04%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Tester
7 3 (3.03%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.03%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) XML
1 6 (6.06%) WAP
2 5 (5.05%) WML
3 2 (2.02%) .NET
3 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.01%) HTML
4 1 (1.01%) MFC
4 1 (1.01%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) Smart Meter
2 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.04%) Statistics
5 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.02%) DTV
7 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.01%) Handset
7 1 (1.01%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.01%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.01%) User Experience
7 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.06%) Windows
1 6 (6.06%) Android
2 3 (3.03%) Linux
2 3 (3.03%) UNIX
3 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.01%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.01%) bada
3 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.13%) Project Management
2 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
2 12 (12.12%) Resource Management
3 11 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 9 (9.09%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.08%) Network Management
6 7 (7.07%) Validation
6 7 (7.07%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (6.06%) TOGAF
7 6 (6.06%) Information Management
7 6 (6.06%) SOA
8 5 (5.05%) ITIL
8 5 (5.05%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.05%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (4.04%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.04%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (4.04%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.04%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (4.04%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.11%) SQL
2 9 (9.09%) C
3 7 (7.07%) Embedded C
4 3 (3.03%) VBA
4 3 (3.03%) C++
5 2 (2.02%) Java
5 2 (2.02%) C#
5 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.01%) Perl
6 1 (1.01%) Python
6 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.01%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (30.30%) Degree
2 9 (9.09%) ISEB
3 7 (7.07%) PMP
3 7 (7.07%) PMI Certification
4 6 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.03%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (3.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.01%) CCNA
8 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) Netcool
1 6 (6.06%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.03%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Cisco
2 9 (9.09%) HP
3 8 (8.08%) Huawei
4 7 (7.07%) Oracle
5 6 (6.06%) Agilent
5 6 (6.06%) Greenplum
6 5 (5.05%) Business Objects
7 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.04%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.04%) Mapinfo
7 4 (4.04%) Cramer
7 4 (4.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (3.03%) Remedy
8 3 (3.03%) NetCracker
8 3 (3.03%) BMC
8 3 (3.03%) Citrix
9 2 (2.02%) SAP
9 2 (2.02%) SGI
9 2 (2.02%) Anite
10 1 (1.01%) Ericsson
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