The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 548 476 452
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -24
Contract jobs citing GPRS 39 62 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.85% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 18
Average daily rate £294 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £151 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £445 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £299 £313
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £36.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.64% +5.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7090 7278 9282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.99% 15.26% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3751 3618 4325
Average daily rate £356 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 576 612
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%

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 April 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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -58 33 £294 -3.29% 5
South East -15 14 £175 -56.68% 4
Berkshire -6 13 £175 -43.08% 2
Bristol -5 9 £260 +30.00%
South West -7 9 £260 +30.00%
Slough +14 4 - -
London -9 4 £400 +33.33% 1
Newbury - 4 £175 -
Reading -11 3 - - 1
Borehamwood - 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £325 -
City of London - 1 £550 -
North West - 1 £200 -
East of England - 1 £325 -
Hammersmith - - - -
Scotland - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Chesham - - - -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (69.35%) UMTS
2 42 (67.74%) Telecoms
3 39 (62.90%) GSM
4 34 (54.84%) LTE
5 32 (51.61%) WCDMA
6 23 (37.10%) 3G
7 20 (32.26%) Huawei
8 16 (25.81%) 3GPP
9 15 (24.19%) 2G
10 14 (22.58%) ATM
11 13 (20.97%) Degree
11 13 (20.97%) Radio Access Network
12 12 (19.35%) SMS
12 12 (19.35%) Integration Acceptance Testing
13 11 (17.74%) CDMA
13 11 (17.74%) Ericsson
13 11 (17.74%) 4G
14 10 (16.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 10 (16.13%) HSPA
15 9 (14.52%) Windows
15 9 (14.52%) Firewall
16 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
16 8 (12.90%) Electronics
16 8 (12.90%) SIGTRAN
17 7 (11.29%) Network Planning
17 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (11.29%) SS7
17 7 (11.29%) ISUP
17 7 (11.29%) VoIP
17 7 (11.29%) ISEB

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (3.23%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Maya
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 43 (69.35%) UMTS
2 39 (62.90%) GSM
3 34 (54.84%) LTE
4 32 (51.61%) WCDMA
5 23 (37.10%) 3G
6 16 (25.81%) 3GPP
7 15 (24.19%) 2G
8 14 (22.58%) ATM
9 13 (20.97%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (19.35%) SMS
11 11 (17.74%) CDMA
11 11 (17.74%) 4G
12 10 (16.13%) HSPA
13 9 (14.52%) Firewall
14 8 (12.90%) SIGTRAN
15 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (11.29%) ISUP
15 7 (11.29%) VoIP
15 7 (11.29%) SS7
16 6 (9.68%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 42 (67.74%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.90%) Electronics
3 6 (9.68%) Finance
4 3 (4.84%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.61%) Billing
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Test Engineer
2 16 (25.81%) Integration Engineer
3 12 (19.35%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Lead Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Designer
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Network Planner
7 3 (4.84%) Integration Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Network Designer
8 2 (3.23%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) Technical Designer
9 1 (1.61%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) WAP
2 4 (6.45%) HTML
2 4 (6.45%) XML
3 3 (4.84%) SyncML
4 2 (3.23%) WebRTC
5 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Blackberry
1 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.84%) Streaming Video
3 2 (3.23%) W3C
3 2 (3.23%) Handset
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.61%) PDA
4 1 (1.61%) CCTV
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Windows 2000
2 4 (6.45%) Windows NT
2 4 (6.45%) Android
2 4 (6.45%) UNIX
2 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Phone
3 3 (4.84%) bada
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
3 7 (11.29%) Network Planning
4 5 (8.06%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (8.06%) ETL
5 4 (6.45%) Project Management
5 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.45%) Regression Testing
5 4 (6.45%) Network Architecture
5 4 (6.45%) Black-Box Testing
6 3 (4.84%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.23%) Demand Management
7 2 (3.23%) Network Design
7 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.23%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.61%) Information Management
8 1 (1.61%) Document Management
8 1 (1.61%) Fault Management
8 1 (1.61%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) Java
2 3 (4.84%) SQL
3 2 (3.23%) C
4 1 (1.61%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) C++
4 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) ISEB
3 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.84%) CCIE
6 2 (3.23%) CCNA
7 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
1 3 (4.84%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
1 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (32.26%) Huawei
2 11 (17.74%) Ericsson
3 10 (16.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (11.29%) Cisco
5 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.45%) Sybase
6 4 (6.45%) Juniper
6 4 (6.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (4.84%) Symbian
8 2 (3.23%) Cerion
8 2 (3.23%) BT
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle
9 1 (1.61%) Anite
9 1 (1.61%) VMware
9 1 (1.61%) Mitel
9 1 (1.61%) NetHawk
9 1 (1.61%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.61%) HP
9 1 (1.61%) Dell
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