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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
England / London
Rank 389 411 409
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -2
Contract jobs citing GPRS 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.036% 0.037% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.29% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £293 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £230 £295
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -22.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%

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
2477 2755 2850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.80% 12.84% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1682 1798 1850
Median daily rate £440 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 68 83
Median hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (87.50%) GSM
2 7 (87.50%) UMTS
2 7 (87.50%) LTE
2 7 (87.50%) Capacity Management
3 6 (75.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (75.00%) People Management
3 6 (75.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (75.00%) Network Management
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (75.00%) VoIP
3 6 (75.00%) SMTP
3 6 (75.00%) DHCP
3 6 (75.00%) SNMP
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 6 (75.00%) Validation
3 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (75.00%) Front Office
3 6 (75.00%) Back Office
3 6 (75.00%) Network Design
3 6 (75.00%) Huawei
3 6 (75.00%) Statistics
3 6 (75.00%) GGSN
3 6 (75.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (75.00%) Fault Management
4 2 (25.00%) 3G
5 1 (12.50%) Remedy

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 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) GSM
1 7 (87.50%) LTE
1 7 (87.50%) UMTS
2 6 (75.00%) DHCP
2 6 (75.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 6 (75.00%) GGSN
2 6 (75.00%) SMTP
2 6 (75.00%) SNMP
2 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (75.00%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) 3G
4 1 (12.50%) 2G
4 1 (12.50%) 4G
4 1 (12.50%) HSPA
4 1 (12.50%) VoLTE
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (75.00%) Back Office
2 6 (75.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Field Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 1 (12.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Capacity Management
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (75.00%) Fault Management
2 6 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (75.00%) Network Design
2 6 (75.00%) Network Management
2 6 (75.00%) People Management
2 6 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (75.00%) Statistics
2 6 (75.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Huawei
2 1 (12.50%) BT
2 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
2 1 (12.50%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy