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 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 / South East
Rank - 247 243
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.90% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 16
Median daily rate - £230 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £230 £295
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -22.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1553 1786 1976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.29% 20.41% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 993 941
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 114
Median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.41% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £52.63 £47.50
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 6 (75.00%) LTE
2 5 (62.50%) 3G
2 5 (62.50%) UMTS
2 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (50.00%) 2G
3 4 (50.00%) GSM
3 4 (50.00%) WCDMA
4 3 (37.50%) Network Design
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (25.00%) ATM
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (25.00%) HSPA
5 2 (25.00%) Network Management
5 2 (25.00%) 4G
5 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
5 2 (25.00%) Presales
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (25.00%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (25.00%) Radio Network Optimisation
6 1 (12.50%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) Nokia Networks

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LTE
2 5 (62.50%) 3G
2 5 (62.50%) UMTS
3 4 (50.00%) 2G
3 4 (50.00%) GSM
3 4 (50.00%) WCDMA
4 2 (25.00%) 4G
4 2 (25.00%) ATM
4 2 (25.00%) HSPA
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) GGSN
5 1 (12.50%) HTTP
5 1 (12.50%) SGSN
5 1 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Network Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Network Design Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Network Optimisation Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Optimisation Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Core Network Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Handset
1 1 (12.50%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (25.00%) Presales
2 2 (25.00%) Radio Network Optimisation
2 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) eTOM
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) BT
1 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
1 1 (12.50%) Greenplum
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Huawei
1 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia Networks