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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 536 506 526
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +20
Contract jobs citing GPRS 65 69 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.96% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 11
Average daily rate
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£310 £263 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.09% -28.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £350 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £218 £358
% change year-on-year
+42.52% -39.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 15
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.94% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £30.30 £30.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%

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
7978 7223 9069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.40% 13.58% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4292 3891 4082
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 418 712
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -23 51 £310 +3.33% 14
South East +1 33 £310 +3.33% 8
Berkshire +15 21 £238 -6.86% 4
Slough +12 10 £235 -
East of England - 9 £363 - 2
Reading +17 7 £413 +96.42% 3
Hampshire -25 6 £310 +3.16% 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £363 - 2
London +13 3 £305 -2.40% 3
South West -29 3 £263 -
Buckinghamshire 0 2 - -
Newbury -1 1 £90 -
Peterborough - 1 £350 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £375 -
Cirencester - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Rugby - - - - 1
Nuneaton - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (77.08%) GSM
2 60 (62.50%) Telecoms
3 50 (52.08%) UMTS
4 45 (46.88%) LTE
5 35 (36.46%) 3G
6 33 (34.38%) 4G
7 30 (31.25%) WCDMA
8 29 (30.21%) 3GPP
9 28 (29.17%) Degree
10 19 (19.79%) 2G
11 18 (18.75%) Wireless
11 18 (18.75%) CDMA
12 16 (16.67%) Internet
12 16 (16.67%) HSPA
13 15 (15.63%) SS7
13 15 (15.63%) Cisco
13 15 (15.63%) Electronics
14 14 (14.58%) IPv6
15 13 (13.54%) Project Management
15 13 (13.54%) SIGTRAN
16 12 (12.50%) Resource Management
16 12 (12.50%) Huawei
17 11 (11.46%) Firewall
17 11 (11.46%) DNS
17 11 (11.46%) PRINCE2
17 11 (11.46%) Windows
17 11 (11.46%) Software Engineering
18 10 (10.42%) INAP
19 9 (9.38%) ISUP
19 9 (9.38%) HP

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (1.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 74 (77.08%) GSM
2 50 (52.08%) UMTS
3 45 (46.88%) LTE
4 35 (36.46%) 3G
5 33 (34.38%) 4G
6 30 (31.25%) WCDMA
7 29 (30.21%) 3GPP
8 19 (19.79%) 2G
9 18 (18.75%) Wireless
9 18 (18.75%) CDMA
10 16 (16.67%) Internet
10 16 (16.67%) HSPA
11 15 (15.63%) SS7
12 14 (14.58%) IPv6
13 13 (13.54%) SIGTRAN
14 11 (11.46%) Firewall
14 11 (11.46%) DNS
15 10 (10.42%) INAP
16 9 (9.38%) ISUP
16 9 (9.38%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) MS Access
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) LabVIEW
General
1 60 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 15 (15.63%) Electronics
3 4 (4.17%) Multimedia
3 4 (4.17%) Billing
4 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.13%) Back Office
5 2 (2.08%) Finance
5 2 (2.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.04%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (26.04%) Test Engineer
2 12 (12.50%) Architect
2 12 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 7 (7.29%) Systems Architect
4 6 (6.25%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 5 (5.21%) OSS Architect
5 5 (5.21%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (5.21%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.21%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.21%) Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Integration Manager
6 4 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (3.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Network Specialist
7 3 (3.13%) Core Network Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Test Leader
7 3 (3.13%) Back Office Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) XML
1 9 (9.38%) WAP
2 5 (5.21%) WML
3 4 (4.17%) HTML
3 4 (4.17%) SyncML
4 3 (3.13%) .NET
5 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.04%) MFC
6 1 (1.04%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Smart Meter
1 9 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.17%) Statistics
2 4 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.17%) Streaming Video
3 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.13%) Firmware
3 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.08%) DTV
5 1 (1.04%) W3C
5 1 (1.04%) Handset
5 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.04%) PDA
5 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.04%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.04%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) Windows
2 8 (8.33%) Android
3 4 (4.17%) bada
3 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.17%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.08%) UNIX
4 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.08%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.54%) Project Management
2 12 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 11 (11.46%) PRINCE2
3 11 (11.46%) Software Engineering
4 7 (7.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (7.29%) Information Management
4 7 (7.29%) Network Management
5 6 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 6 (6.25%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 5 (5.21%) ITIL
6 5 (5.21%) Validation
6 5 (5.21%) SOA
6 5 (5.21%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (4.17%) Software Testing
7 4 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.13%) V-Model
8 3 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (3.13%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.33%) SQL
2 7 (7.29%) C
3 5 (5.21%) Java
3 5 (5.21%) Embedded C
4 3 (3.13%) VBA
4 3 (3.13%) C#
4 3 (3.13%) C++
5 1 (1.04%) Perl
5 1 (1.04%) Python
5 1 (1.04%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 28 (29.17%) Degree
2 9 (9.38%) ISEB
3 7 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.25%) PMP
4 6 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 6 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (3.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.04%) CCIE
8 1 (1.04%) CCNP
8 1 (1.04%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.04%) Terminal Server
1 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.13%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (2.08%) Netcool
3 2 (2.08%) OPNET
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) Cisco
2 12 (12.50%) Huawei
3 9 (9.38%) HP
4 8 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.21%) Ericsson
6 5 (5.21%) Agilent
7 4 (4.17%) Symbian
7 4 (4.17%) Juniper
7 4 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (3.13%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.08%) Mapinfo
9 2 (2.08%) SGI
9 2 (2.08%) Remedy
9 2 (2.08%) Cramer
9 2 (2.08%) BMC
9 2 (2.08%) Citrix
9 2 (2.08%) Oracle
9 2 (2.08%) Sybase
9 2 (2.08%) Business Objects
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