The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GPRS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK / England
Rank 569 577 526
Rank change year-on-year +8 -51  
Contract jobs citing GPRS 5 36 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.073% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.083% 0.50% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 40
Median daily rate £276 £230 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.10% -11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £159 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £381 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £230 £260
% change year-on-year +13.04% -11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £26.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.82% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -38.82% +6.25%  

GPRS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6049 7248 7261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.66% 14.77% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3746 4383 4012
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.15% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 308 405
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.89% +7.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing GPRS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for GPRS in England

GPRS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GPRS in England

GPRS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GPRS in England

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
London +24 3 £293 -13.65% 1
Yorkshire +16 1 £260 +100.00%
South East +6 1 - - 2
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 England region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 12 (70.59%) GSM
2 11 (64.71%) UMTS
2 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 11 (64.71%) LTE
3 8 (47.06%) Network Management
3 8 (47.06%) Capacity Management
3 8 (47.06%) Huawei
3 8 (47.06%) GGSN
3 8 (47.06%) 3G
4 7 (41.18%) Back Office
4 7 (41.18%) Network Design
4 7 (41.18%) 2G
4 7 (41.18%) VoIP
4 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
5 6 (35.29%) SMTP
5 6 (35.29%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) SNMP
5 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) Statistics
5 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
5 6 (35.29%) Fault Management
5 6 (35.29%) Validation
5 6 (35.29%) Front Office
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (35.29%) 4G
5 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (35.29%) People Management

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) GSM
2 11 (64.71%) LTE
2 11 (64.71%) UMTS
3 8 (47.06%) 3G
3 8 (47.06%) GGSN
4 7 (41.18%) 2G
4 7 (41.18%) VoIP
5 6 (35.29%) 4G
5 6 (35.29%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) SMTP
5 6 (35.29%) SNMP
5 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
6 5 (29.41%) VoLTE
7 4 (23.53%) HSPA
8 2 (11.76%) ATM
8 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (11.76%) WCDMA
8 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 7 (41.18%) Back Office
3 6 (35.29%) Front Office
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics
4 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Back Office Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Optimisation Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Core Network Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Field Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) iOS SDK
1 1 (5.88%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Handset
1 1 (5.88%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Capacity Management
1 8 (47.06%) Network Management
2 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
2 7 (41.18%) Network Design
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (35.29%) Fault Management
3 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (35.29%) People Management
3 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
3 6 (35.29%) Statistics
3 6 (35.29%) Validation
4 3 (17.65%) Network Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.76%) Radio Network Optimisation
5 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.88%) eTOM
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) CCIE
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Huawei
2 4 (23.53%) Nokia Networks
3 3 (17.65%) Ericsson
3 3 (17.65%) Mapinfo
4 2 (11.76%) Remedy
5 1 (5.88%) Greenplum
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia