The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 605 626 597
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -29
Contract jobs citing GPRS 15 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.056% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.39% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 23
Median daily rate £303 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.55% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £268 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £513 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.55% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.00 £25.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £33.60 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £38.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year
-31.81% -12.99%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7498 7934 8351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.33% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4490 4673 4774
Median daily rate £400 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 479 459
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GPRS within the UK.

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GPRS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

GPRS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GPRS within the UK.

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GPRS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

GPRS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GPRS
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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
England +5 15 £303 -16.55% 9
South East +25 8 £303 -6.92% 3
Surrey +24 6 £265 -
Guildford -1 4 £265 -
London -13 4 - - 2
Berkshire +3 2 £388 - 3
West Midlands -8 1 - -
Slough - 1 £325 -
Staines - 1 - -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 with a requirement for GPRS.

1 13 (72.22%) UMTS
2 12 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 12 (66.67%) LTE
3 11 (61.11%) GSM
4 9 (50.00%) 3G
5 6 (33.33%) 2G
5 6 (33.33%) Network Design
6 5 (27.78%) Huawei
6 5 (27.78%) GGSN
6 5 (27.78%) Network Management
6 5 (27.78%) 4G
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) VoIP
7 4 (22.22%) WCDMA
7 4 (22.22%) DHCP
7 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 4 (22.22%) Back Office
7 4 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (16.67%) People Management
8 3 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (16.67%) Firewall
8 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (16.67%) Front Office
8 3 (16.67%) SNMP
8 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (16.67%) MPLS
8 3 (16.67%) SMTP
8 3 (16.67%) ATM
8 3 (16.67%) DNS
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (5.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) UMTS
2 12 (66.67%) LTE
3 11 (61.11%) GSM
4 9 (50.00%) 3G
5 6 (33.33%) 2G
6 5 (27.78%) 4G
6 5 (27.78%) GGSN
7 4 (22.22%) DHCP
7 4 (22.22%) VoIP
7 4 (22.22%) WCDMA
8 3 (16.67%) ATM
8 3 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (16.67%) DNS
8 3 (16.67%) Firewall
8 3 (16.67%) MPLS
8 3 (16.67%) SGSN
8 3 (16.67%) SMTP
8 3 (16.67%) SNMP
8 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Back Office
3 3 (16.67%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) Billing
4 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Back Office Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Network Design Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Network Optimisation Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Field Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Radio Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) WAP
2 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.56%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Statistics
2 2 (11.11%) Handset
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.56%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Mandriva Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Network Design
2 5 (27.78%) Network Management
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 4 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (16.67%) Fault Management
4 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 3 (16.67%) People Management
4 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (11.11%) Presales
5 2 (11.11%) Radio Network Optimisation
5 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CCIE
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cacti
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CME
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Huawei
2 2 (11.11%) BT
2 2 (11.11%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.56%) Greenplum
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) Mapinfo
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Nokia
3 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds