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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 597 554 558
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +4
Contract jobs citing GPRS 25 64 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.12% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.82% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 40 14
Average daily rate £230 £260 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £123 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £297 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £260 £261
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £76.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +444.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £76.25 -
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
7718 7768 6693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.06% 15.08% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4757 4290 3593
Average daily rate £393 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 423 375
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 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 -23 17 £230 -19.29% 1
London -18 4 £305 -
Yorkshire -14 1 £130 +6.12%
North West -16 1 £130 -50.00% 1
West Midlands -16 1 - -
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 39 (92.86%) UMTS
2 30 (71.43%) GSM
3 29 (69.05%) Telecoms
4 26 (61.90%) SS7
5 25 (59.52%) Diameter Protocol
6 24 (57.14%) Unix
7 23 (54.76%) Sybase
7 23 (54.76%) WCDMA
8 22 (52.38%) Oracle
8 22 (52.38%) Solaris
8 22 (52.38%) Oracle Database
9 18 (42.86%) SLA
10 17 (40.48%) CDMA
11 13 (30.95%) Degree
12 12 (28.57%) GGSN
12 12 (28.57%) SGSN
13 11 (26.19%) H.323
13 11 (26.19%) MGCP
13 11 (26.19%) VoIP
13 11 (26.19%) NGN
14 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
14 10 (23.81%) LTE
15 9 (21.43%) Huawei
15 9 (21.43%) 3G
16 8 (19.05%) Network Architecture
17 6 (14.29%) 4G
17 6 (14.29%) 2G
17 6 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
18 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Server
19 4 (9.52%) Nokia Networks

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 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 39 (92.86%) UMTS
2 30 (71.43%) GSM
3 26 (61.90%) SS7
4 25 (59.52%) Diameter Protocol
5 23 (54.76%) WCDMA
6 17 (40.48%) CDMA
7 12 (28.57%) GGSN
7 12 (28.57%) SGSN
8 11 (26.19%) H.323
8 11 (26.19%) MGCP
8 11 (26.19%) NGN
8 11 (26.19%) VoIP
9 10 (23.81%) LTE
10 9 (21.43%) 3G
11 6 (14.29%) 2G
11 6 (14.29%) 4G
11 6 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (9.52%) ISUP
12 4 (9.52%) SCCP
12 4 (9.52%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (52.38%) 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 4 (9.52%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Core Network Engineer
1 22 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 20 (47.62%) Support Engineer
3 18 (42.86%) Network Support
3 18 (42.86%) Network Support Engineer
4 12 (28.57%) Technical Engineer
4 12 (28.57%) Technical Support
4 12 (28.57%) Technical Support Engineer
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 Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) UMTS Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) UMTS Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Performance Manager
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 10 (23.81%) 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
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) Unix
2 22 (52.38%) Solaris
3 3 (7.14%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Network Architecture
2 3 (7.14%) Fault Management
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 Engineering
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%) Defect Management
4 1 (2.38%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (2.38%) Line Management
4 1 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.38%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (2.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (2.38%) Process Improvement
4 1 (2.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) C++
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
3 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) 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 18 (42.86%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Netcool
1 2 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.38%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Sybase
2 22 (52.38%) Oracle
3 9 (21.43%) Huawei
4 4 (9.52%) Nokia Networks
5 3 (7.14%) Nokia
6 2 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.38%) Amdocs
7 1 (2.38%) BT
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco
7 1 (2.38%) Mapinfo
7 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds