The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 266 251 239
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Contract jobs citing GPRS 17 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.97% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 5
Median daily rate £230 £290 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% +65.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £208 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.84% -20.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £76.25 -
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2065 2054 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.39% 20.63% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1157 990 762
Median daily rate £375 £361 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 105 111
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
M4 Corridor - 8 £230 -
Berkshire -11 7 £255 -12.06% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 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 South East region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 22 (95.65%) UMTS
2 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
3 19 (82.61%) Diameter Protocol
4 17 (73.91%) Unix
5 16 (69.57%) Oracle
5 16 (69.57%) Sybase
5 16 (69.57%) Solaris
5 16 (69.57%) WCDMA
5 16 (69.57%) SS7
5 16 (69.57%) Oracle Database
6 15 (65.22%) GSM
7 10 (43.48%) CDMA
8 8 (34.78%) SLA
9 7 (30.43%) GGSN
9 7 (30.43%) SGSN
10 5 (21.74%) LTE
10 5 (21.74%) MGCP
10 5 (21.74%) H.323
10 5 (21.74%) VoIP
10 5 (21.74%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (21.74%) NGN
10 5 (21.74%) Degree
11 4 (17.39%) Huawei
11 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
12 3 (13.04%) 4G
12 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (13.04%) Linux
12 3 (13.04%) C++
13 2 (8.70%) SQL
13 2 (8.70%) OO

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) UMTS
2 19 (82.61%) Diameter Protocol
3 16 (69.57%) SS7
3 16 (69.57%) WCDMA
4 15 (65.22%) GSM
5 10 (43.48%) CDMA
6 7 (30.43%) GGSN
6 7 (30.43%) SGSN
7 5 (21.74%) H.323
7 5 (21.74%) LTE
7 5 (21.74%) MGCP
7 5 (21.74%) NGN
7 5 (21.74%) VoIP
8 3 (13.04%) 4G
8 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (8.70%) 2G
9 2 (8.70%) 3G
9 2 (8.70%) RANAP
9 2 (8.70%) RTP
9 2 (8.70%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
1 2 (8.70%) Trac
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Core Network Engineer
1 15 (65.22%) Network Engineer
2 13 (56.52%) Support Engineer
3 12 (52.17%) Network Support
3 12 (52.17%) Network Support Engineer
3 12 (52.17%) Technical Engineer
3 12 (52.17%) Technical Support
3 12 (52.17%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) GSM Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) LTE Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) UMTS Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) UMTS Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Network Performance Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (8.70%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Unix
2 16 (69.57%) Solaris
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Cross-Platform Development
1 2 (8.70%) OO
1 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.35%) Case Management
2 1 (4.35%) Defect Management
2 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
2 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
2 1 (4.35%) Project Management
2 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (4.35%) Requirements Management
2 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
2 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (4.35%) Stress Testing
2 1 (4.35%) System Testing
2 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
2 1 (4.35%) Test Management
2 1 (4.35%) Test Planning
2 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
2 1 (4.35%) V-Model
2 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CCIE
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle
1 16 (69.57%) Sybase
2 4 (17.39%) Huawei
3 2 (8.70%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft