The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 554 545 543
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing GPRS 27 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.086% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.57% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 7
Average daily rate £255 £300 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -26.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £255 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £300 £410
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -26.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.44% +101.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 -
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
6725 6978 6207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.47% 14.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4025 3903 3286
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 419 366
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +23.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS across the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

GPRS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +2 14 £243 -16.37% 7
London +2 8 - - 2
East of England 0 2 £325 -
North West -9 1 £130 -56.66% 1
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region 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 42 (76.36%) GSM
1 42 (76.36%) UMTS
2 37 (67.27%) Telecoms
3 25 (45.45%) SS7
4 23 (41.82%) Diameter Protocol
5 22 (40.00%) WCDMA
6 21 (38.18%) Unix
7 19 (34.55%) Solaris
7 19 (34.55%) Oracle
7 19 (34.55%) Sybase
7 19 (34.55%) Oracle Database
7 19 (34.55%) LTE
8 18 (32.73%) SLA
9 16 (29.09%) CDMA
10 15 (27.27%) Degree
11 13 (23.64%) Computer Science
11 13 (23.64%) VoIP
11 13 (23.64%) 3G
12 12 (21.82%) GGSN
12 12 (21.82%) SGSN
13 11 (20.00%) NGN
13 11 (20.00%) MGCP
13 11 (20.00%) H.323
14 9 (16.36%) Huawei
14 9 (16.36%) Handset
14 9 (16.36%) Network Architecture
15 7 (12.73%) Back Office
15 7 (12.73%) 4G
15 7 (12.73%) HSPA
16 6 (10.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region 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 4 (7.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
1 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 42 (76.36%) GSM
1 42 (76.36%) UMTS
2 25 (45.45%) SS7
3 23 (41.82%) Diameter Protocol
4 22 (40.00%) WCDMA
5 19 (34.55%) LTE
6 16 (29.09%) CDMA
7 13 (23.64%) 3G
7 13 (23.64%) VoIP
8 12 (21.82%) GGSN
8 12 (21.82%) SGSN
9 11 (20.00%) H.323
9 11 (20.00%) MGCP
9 11 (20.00%) NGN
10 7 (12.73%) 4G
10 7 (12.73%) HSPA
11 6 (10.91%) ISUP
11 6 (10.91%) SCCP
11 6 (10.91%) TCAP
12 5 (9.09%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (34.55%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.82%) MS Access
3 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Subversion
1 2 (3.64%) Trac
2 1 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 37 (67.27%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.73%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Core Network Engineer
1 16 (29.09%) Network Engineer
1 16 (29.09%) Support Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Network Support
2 12 (21.82%) Network Support Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Technical Support
3 8 (14.55%) Technical Support Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Test Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Architect
5 5 (9.09%) Field Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Field Test Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) WAP
2 2 (3.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (3.64%) STL
3 1 (1.82%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Computer Science
2 9 (16.36%) Handset
3 4 (7.27%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.64%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.82%) Statistics
5 1 (1.82%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Unix
2 19 (34.55%) Solaris
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) Network Architecture
2 4 (7.27%) Network Design
2 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (5.45%) Benchmarking
3 3 (5.45%) Defect Management
3 3 (5.45%) Fault Management
3 3 (5.45%) Network Management
3 3 (5.45%) Project Management
3 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
4 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (3.64%) OO
4 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
4 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.64%) SDLC
4 2 (3.64%) SOA
4 2 (3.64%) Software Architecture
4 2 (3.64%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) C++
1 4 (7.27%) Java
2 3 (5.45%) C
3 2 (3.64%) Embedded C++
3 2 (3.64%) Perl
4 1 (1.82%) MapBasic
4 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.64%) PMP
3 1 (1.82%) CCIE
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) SLA
2 5 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.45%) Iperf
3 2 (3.64%) Netcool
3 2 (3.64%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (1.82%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.82%) OPNET
Vendors
1 19 (34.55%) Oracle
1 19 (34.55%) Sybase
2 9 (16.36%) Huawei
3 6 (10.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (7.27%) BT
5 3 (5.45%) CA
5 3 (5.45%) HP
5 3 (5.45%) Nokia
6 2 (3.64%) Infovista
7 1 (1.82%) Apple
7 1 (1.82%) Atmel
7 1 (1.82%) Cerion
7 1 (1.82%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.82%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.82%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.82%) NetCracker
7 1 (1.82%) Nortel
7 1 (1.82%) Talend
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