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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 629 615 567
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -48
Contract jobs citing GPRS 5 49 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.084% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.060% 0.60% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 17
Median daily rate £318 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £149 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £326 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate - £275 £310
% change year-on-year
- -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Median hourly rate £39.00 £14.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.57% -68.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £13.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -71.11%

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
8373 8117 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.71% 13.91% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4640 4472
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 521 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 27 August 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
Top 8 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 27 August 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 -22 5 £318 +15.45% 3
London +9 3 £318 -
Reading +16 1 - -
Berkshire -19 1 - -
South East -21 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - -
Hillingdon - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 12 (70.59%) UMTS
2 11 (64.71%) GSM
2 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
3 7 (41.18%) Unix
4 6 (35.29%) Sybase
4 6 (35.29%) WCDMA
4 6 (35.29%) 3G
5 5 (29.41%) SLA
5 5 (29.41%) SS7
5 5 (29.41%) CDMA
5 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) 4G
6 4 (23.53%) SGSN
6 4 (23.53%) 2G
6 4 (23.53%) Solaris
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
6 4 (23.53%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (17.65%) VoWiFi
7 3 (17.65%) VoLTE
7 3 (17.65%) ATM
7 3 (17.65%) Firewall
7 3 (17.65%) Wireless
7 3 (17.65%) LTE
7 3 (17.65%) GGSN
8 2 (11.76%) MGCP
8 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.76%) ZigBee

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 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) UMTS
2 11 (64.71%) GSM
3 6 (35.29%) 3G
3 6 (35.29%) WCDMA
4 5 (29.41%) CDMA
4 5 (29.41%) SS7
5 4 (23.53%) 2G
5 4 (23.53%) 4G
5 4 (23.53%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (23.53%) SGSN
6 3 (17.65%) ATM
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) GGSN
6 3 (17.65%) LTE
6 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (17.65%) VoLTE
6 3 (17.65%) VoWiFi
6 3 (17.65%) Wireless
7 2 (11.76%) ISDN
7 2 (11.76%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) LabVIEW
General
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Core Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Smart Metering Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.88%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Smart Energy
2 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Unix
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Solaris
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
4 2 (11.76%) Windows NT
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.88%) Mandriva Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (11.76%) Fault Management
1 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
1 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
2 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
2 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing
2 1 (5.88%) System Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
2 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
2 1 (5.88%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (11.76%) Netcool
1 2 (11.76%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (5.88%) Cacti
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco CME
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Sybase
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Huawei
3 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.88%) Amdocs
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Mapinfo
4 1 (5.88%) Nokia