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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 614 601 567
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -34
Contract jobs citing GPRS 6 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.034% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.076% 0.23% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 13
Median daily rate £245 £136 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.81% -47.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £121 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £240 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate - £136 £263
% change year-on-year
- -48.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 £117.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £76.15 -
% change year-on-year
-48.78% -
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
7907 7341 6528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.00% 14.66% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4879 4213 3538
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 432 366
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -9 3 - - 2
London -5 2 £245 -
South West - 1 - -
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 38 (90.48%) UMTS
2 30 (71.43%) GSM
3 29 (69.05%) Telecoms
4 24 (57.14%) Unix
4 24 (57.14%) SS7
5 23 (54.76%) Sybase
5 23 (54.76%) WCDMA
5 23 (54.76%) Diameter Protocol
6 21 (50.00%) Oracle Database
6 21 (50.00%) Oracle
6 21 (50.00%) Solaris
7 17 (40.48%) CDMA
7 17 (40.48%) SLA
8 12 (28.57%) GGSN
8 12 (28.57%) SGSN
9 11 (26.19%) Degree
10 10 (23.81%) NGN
10 10 (23.81%) VoIP
10 10 (23.81%) 3G
10 10 (23.81%) H.323
10 10 (23.81%) MGCP
11 9 (21.43%) LTE
12 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
12 8 (19.05%) Huawei
13 7 (16.67%) 2G
13 7 (16.67%) Network Architecture
13 7 (16.67%) 4G
14 6 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
15 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (9.52%) Wi-Fi

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 38 (90.48%) UMTS
2 30 (71.43%) GSM
3 24 (57.14%) SS7
4 23 (54.76%) Diameter Protocol
4 23 (54.76%) WCDMA
5 17 (40.48%) CDMA
6 12 (28.57%) GGSN
6 12 (28.57%) SGSN
7 10 (23.81%) 3G
7 10 (23.81%) H.323
7 10 (23.81%) MGCP
7 10 (23.81%) NGN
7 10 (23.81%) VoIP
8 9 (21.43%) LTE
9 7 (16.67%) 2G
9 7 (16.67%) 4G
10 6 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (9.52%) ISUP
11 4 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (7.14%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
1 2 (4.76%) Subversion
1 2 (4.76%) Trac
2 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
General
1 29 (69.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Core Network Engineer
1 21 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 18 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 16 (38.10%) Network Support
3 16 (38.10%) Network Support Engineer
4 11 (26.19%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (26.19%) Technical Support
4 11 (26.19%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) GSM Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) IP Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) LTE Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) UMTS Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) UMTS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (4.76%) STL
2 1 (2.38%) iOS SDK
2 1 (2.38%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.38%) Handset
3 1 (2.38%) Smart Energy
3 1 (2.38%) Statistics
3 1 (2.38%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) Unix
2 21 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.76%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.38%) Android
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 3 (7.14%) Fault Management
2 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.76%) Cross-Platform Development
3 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.76%) Network Design
3 2 (4.76%) OO
3 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
3 2 (4.76%) Software Testing
3 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (2.38%) Automation Testing
4 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.38%) Case Management
4 1 (2.38%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (2.38%) Line Management
4 1 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (2.38%) Process Improvement
4 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) C++
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
3 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
3 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CCIE
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) CCNP
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Netcool
1 2 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Sybase
2 21 (50.00%) Oracle
3 8 (19.05%) Huawei
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.14%) Nokia
4 3 (7.14%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (2.38%) Amdocs
5 1 (2.38%) BT
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds