The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 617 580 564
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -16
Contract jobs citing GPRS 7 43 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.082% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.092% 0.59% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 18
Median daily rate £350 £319 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £261 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £483 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Median hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -68.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.00 £31.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £14.00 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -71.11%
GPRS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7591 7288 7913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.33% 13.84% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4672 4253 4449
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 491 449
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing GPRS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in England

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GPRS across the England region.

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in England

GPRS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

GPRS Daily Rate Histogram in England

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the England region.

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in England

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -5 4 £250 -21.56%
London +9 3 £450 +14.64% 2
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GPRS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 10 (76.92%) UMTS
2 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
3 8 (61.54%) GSM
4 5 (38.46%) LTE
5 4 (30.77%) WCDMA
5 4 (30.77%) 3G
6 3 (23.08%) MPLS
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) Unix
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) 2G
7 2 (15.38%) Network Design
7 2 (15.38%) SGSN
7 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
7 2 (15.38%) 4G
7 2 (15.38%) Handset
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Presales
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (15.38%) ATM
7 2 (15.38%) CDMA
7 2 (15.38%) WAP
7 2 (15.38%) Sybase
7 2 (15.38%) MS Office
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) BT
7 2 (15.38%) SLA
7 2 (15.38%) Firewall

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) UMTS
2 8 (61.54%) GSM
3 5 (38.46%) LTE
4 4 (30.77%) 3G
4 4 (30.77%) WCDMA
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
5 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) 2G
6 2 (15.38%) 4G
6 2 (15.38%) ATM
6 2 (15.38%) CDMA
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) SGSN
6 2 (15.38%) SS7
6 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
7 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
7 1 (7.69%) DHCP
7 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
7 1 (7.69%) PPP
7 1 (7.69%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Network Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Optimisation Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Field Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Radio Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Smart Metering Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) WAP
2 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Smart Energy
2 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.69%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Network Design
1 2 (15.38%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (15.38%) Presales
2 1 (7.69%) Business Development
2 1 (7.69%) Case Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
2 1 (7.69%) Fault Management
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) Network Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
2 1 (7.69%) System Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) V-Model
2 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cacti
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CME
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (7.69%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) BT
2 2 (15.38%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Nokia
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds