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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 436 437 426
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing GPRS 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.039% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.093% 0.32% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £393 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -71.11%
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
3224 2840 3244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.29% 12.25% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2074 1882 2091
Median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 82 93
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -21.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Hillingdon - 1 - -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (100.00%) UMTS
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) GSM
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) 3G
4 1 (20.00%) 802.11
4 1 (20.00%) UTRAN
4 1 (20.00%) SONET
4 1 (20.00%) DWDM
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) TACACS
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) BT
4 1 (20.00%) Frame Relay
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAP
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) PPP
4 1 (20.00%) RIP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) SSL

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 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) UMTS
2 4 (80.00%) GSM
3 2 (40.00%) 3G
3 2 (40.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
4 1 (20.00%) 802.11
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) DWDM
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) FWSM
4 1 (20.00%) IOS XR
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (20.00%) SONET
4 1 (20.00%) TACACS
4 1 (20.00%) UTRAN
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Field Test Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Radio Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Radio Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (20.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Mandriva Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (20.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cacti
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CME
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) BT
1 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Nokia
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds