The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 422 410 411
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing GPRS 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.009% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.065% 0.072% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £305 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +84.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.80 - £35.50
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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
3094 2790 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 12.17% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1790 1776
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 85 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) UMTS
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) GGSN
3 2 (50.00%) 3G
3 2 (50.00%) 4G
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) IGRP
4 1 (25.00%) SS7
4 1 (25.00%) ISUP
4 1 (25.00%) INAP
4 1 (25.00%) DAB
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) BT

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) GSM
1 3 (75.00%) UMTS
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) GGSN
2 2 (50.00%) 4G
3 1 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (25.00%) SGSN
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) IGRP
3 1 (25.00%) SS7
3 1 (25.00%) ISUP
3 1 (25.00%) INAP
3 1 (25.00%) DAB
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) WAP
1 1 (25.00%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
1 1 (25.00%) IVR
1 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (25.00%) Machine to Machine
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) B2B
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (25.00%) BT