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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 616 590 563
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -27
Contract jobs citing GPRS 6 30 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.058% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.074% 0.41% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 14
Median daily rate £185 £225 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £250 £263
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £39.00 £14.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.57% -68.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £34.80 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -22.66%
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
8058 7360 6929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.18% 14.23% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4989 4283 3738
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 459 407
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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
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 29 July 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 - - 1
London -1 2 £185 -
South West - 1 - -
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 26 (83.87%) UMTS
2 22 (70.97%) Telecoms
3 20 (64.52%) GSM
4 19 (61.29%) Unix
4 19 (61.29%) SS7
5 18 (58.06%) Sybase
5 18 (58.06%) WCDMA
6 16 (51.61%) Oracle
6 16 (51.61%) Solaris
6 16 (51.61%) Oracle Database
6 16 (51.61%) Diameter Protocol
7 12 (38.71%) SLA
7 12 (38.71%) CDMA
8 11 (35.48%) SGSN
9 10 (32.26%) GGSN
10 7 (22.58%) Huawei
10 7 (22.58%) 3G
11 5 (16.13%) H.323
11 5 (16.13%) MGCP
11 5 (16.13%) 2G
11 5 (16.13%) VoIP
11 5 (16.13%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (16.13%) NGN
11 5 (16.13%) Degree
12 4 (12.90%) 4G
12 4 (12.90%) LTE
12 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
12 4 (12.90%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (12.90%) Windows
13 3 (9.68%) Microsoft

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 (16.13%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 26 (83.87%) UMTS
2 20 (64.52%) GSM
3 19 (61.29%) SS7
4 18 (58.06%) WCDMA
5 16 (51.61%) Diameter Protocol
6 12 (38.71%) CDMA
7 11 (35.48%) SGSN
8 10 (32.26%) GGSN
9 7 (22.58%) 3G
10 5 (16.13%) 2G
10 5 (16.13%) H.323
10 5 (16.13%) MGCP
10 5 (16.13%) NGN
10 5 (16.13%) VoIP
11 4 (12.90%) 4G
11 4 (12.90%) LTE
11 4 (12.90%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (9.68%) ISUP
12 3 (9.68%) VoLTE
12 3 (9.68%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 22 (70.97%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Core Network Engineer
1 16 (51.61%) Network Engineer
2 13 (41.94%) Support Engineer
3 11 (35.48%) Network Support
3 11 (35.48%) Network Support Engineer
3 11 (35.48%) Technical Engineer
3 11 (35.48%) Technical Support
3 11 (35.48%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Smart Metering Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Energy
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.23%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Unix
2 16 (51.61%) Solaris
3 4 (12.90%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
4 2 (6.45%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
2 3 (9.68%) Fault Management
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.23%) Case Management
4 1 (3.23%) Document Management
4 1 (3.23%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (3.23%) Line Management
4 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Presales
4 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
4 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C
2 1 (3.23%) C++
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) CCNA
2 1 (3.23%) CCNP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Netcool
1 2 (6.45%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Sybase
2 16 (51.61%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) Huawei
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (3.23%) Amdocs
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.23%) Nokia
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds