Period
to 23 July 2018

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 6 months to 23 July 2018 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.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 801 841
Rank change year-on-year -52 +40 -82
Contract jobs citing GPRS 8 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.008% 0.022% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.064% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 17
England median daily rate £350 £290 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +26.09% -11.11%
10th Percentile £295 £260 £156
90th Percentile £401 £486 £392
UK median daily rate £350 £290 £230
% change year-on-year +20.69% +26.09% -11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.66% -28.22% +66.33%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £40.75
% change year-on-year +19.66% -28.22% +17.10%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,592 12,048 15,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.37% 13.75% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,777 7,262 9,592
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 692 683
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -26.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.23
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GPRS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East 0 5 £353 - 1
London -46 2 £350 -5.72%
Midlands - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
GPRS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GPRS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 5 (62.50%) GSM
1 5 (62.50%) UMTS
2 4 (50.00%) 3G
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) 3GPP
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) 4G
4 2 (25.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
4 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
4 2 (25.00%) VoWiFi
4 2 (25.00%) HP ALM
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000
4 2 (25.00%) Sybase
4 2 (25.00%) Windows NT
4 2 (25.00%) ISDN
4 2 (25.00%) PSTN
4 2 (25.00%) ATM
4 2 (25.00%) CDMA
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) WCDMA
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) 802.11

GPRS
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) GSM
1 5 (62.50%) UMTS
2 4 (50.00%) 3G
3 3 (37.50%) 3GPP
3 3 (37.50%) 4G
4 2 (25.00%) 2G
4 2 (25.00%) 802.11
4 2 (25.00%) ATM
4 2 (25.00%) CDMA
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) ISDN
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) PSTN
4 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
4 2 (25.00%) VoWiFi
4 2 (25.00%) WCDMA
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Performance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) WAP
2 1 (12.50%) WML
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (25.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
2 1 (12.50%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Traceability Matrix
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Huawei
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper