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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 425 416 414
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing GPRS 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.033% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £305 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £123 £263
% change year-on-year
+87.75% -53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £117.50 -
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
2920 3018 2740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 13.34% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2004 1974 1838
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 95 80
Median hourly rate £21.34 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.15% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.90 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS across the London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

GPRS Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 May 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 10 (90.91%) GSM
1 10 (90.91%) UMTS
2 8 (72.73%) SLA
2 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 8 (72.73%) Degree
3 7 (63.64%) SS7
3 7 (63.64%) Unix
3 7 (63.64%) WCDMA
3 7 (63.64%) CDMA
3 7 (63.64%) Sybase
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle
4 6 (54.55%) Solaris
4 6 (54.55%) VoIP
4 6 (54.55%) MGCP
4 6 (54.55%) H.323
4 6 (54.55%) NGN
4 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
4 6 (54.55%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database
5 2 (18.18%) GGSN
5 2 (18.18%) SGSN
5 2 (18.18%) Huawei
5 2 (18.18%) 3G
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (9.09%) UTRAN
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) CCNP
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA

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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) GSM
1 10 (90.91%) UMTS
2 7 (63.64%) CDMA
2 7 (63.64%) SS7
2 7 (63.64%) WCDMA
3 6 (54.55%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (54.55%) H.323
3 6 (54.55%) MGCP
3 6 (54.55%) NGN
3 6 (54.55%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) 3G
4 2 (18.18%) GGSN
4 2 (18.18%) SGSN
5 1 (9.09%) ISUP
5 1 (9.09%) LTE
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) SCCP
5 1 (9.09%) TCAP
5 1 (9.09%) UTRAN
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Core Network Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Network Support
2 6 (54.55%) Network Support Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Field Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (9.09%) Handset
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Solaris
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 1 (9.09%) Windows NT
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Change Management
1 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (9.09%) Document Management
1 1 (9.09%) Fault Management
1 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
1 1 (9.09%) Line Management
1 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
1 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
1 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (9.09%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Sybase
2 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Huawei
4 1 (9.09%) BT
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds