The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 427 424 423
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing GPRS 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.018% 0.022% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £393 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.55% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £38.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year
-31.81% -12.99%
GPRS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2880 2795 3079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.07% 12.51% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1903 1882 2084
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 88 85
Median hourly rate £32.89 £22.62 £20.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.40% +11.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in London

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in London

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in London

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 London region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 6 (100.00%) UMTS
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (83.33%) LTE
2 5 (83.33%) GSM
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
3 4 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (50.00%) People Management
4 3 (50.00%) SMTP
4 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Network Management
4 3 (50.00%) GGSN
4 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (50.00%) VoIP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Fault Management
4 3 (50.00%) SNMP
4 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (50.00%) Network Design
4 3 (50.00%) Huawei
4 3 (50.00%) Statistics
4 3 (50.00%) Validation
4 3 (50.00%) Front Office
4 3 (50.00%) Back Office
4 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 1 (16.67%) TACACS

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) UMTS
2 5 (83.33%) GSM
2 5 (83.33%) LTE
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) GGSN
4 3 (50.00%) SMTP
4 3 (50.00%) SNMP
4 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (50.00%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) 4G
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Ethereal
5 1 (16.67%) FWSM
5 1 (16.67%) IOS XR
5 1 (16.67%) Junos
5 1 (16.67%) WiMAX
5 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) Back Office
2 3 (50.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Radio Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (16.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (16.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Mandriva Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (50.00%) Network Management
2 3 (50.00%) People Management
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cacti
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CME
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (16.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (16.67%) BT
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds