The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 29 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.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 430 404
Rank change year-on-year +25 -26  
Contract jobs citing GPRS 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.040% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.31% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £293 £339 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.65% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £230 £260
% change year-on-year +13.04% -11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2430 2868 2895
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.42% 12.78% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1947 1854
Median daily rate £445 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 56 85
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.08 £12.85 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

GPRS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GPRS in London

GPRS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GPRS in London

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 7 (100.00%) Capacity Management
2 6 (85.71%) Functional Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) Network Management
2 6 (85.71%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (85.71%) People Management
2 6 (85.71%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (85.71%) GGSN
2 6 (85.71%) Problem Management
2 6 (85.71%) Fault Management
2 6 (85.71%) LTE
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) GSM
2 6 (85.71%) UMTS
2 6 (85.71%) VoIP
2 6 (85.71%) SMTP
2 6 (85.71%) DHCP
2 6 (85.71%) SNMP
2 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 6 (85.71%) DNS
2 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
2 6 (85.71%) Front Office
2 6 (85.71%) Back Office
2 6 (85.71%) Validation
2 6 (85.71%) Network Design
2 6 (85.71%) Huawei
2 6 (85.71%) Statistics
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) SQL

GPRS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) DHCP
1 6 (85.71%) Diameter Protocol
1 6 (85.71%) DNS
1 6 (85.71%) GGSN
1 6 (85.71%) GSM
1 6 (85.71%) LTE
1 6 (85.71%) SMTP
1 6 (85.71%) SNMP
1 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
1 6 (85.71%) UMTS
1 6 (85.71%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) 2G
2 1 (14.29%) 3G
2 1 (14.29%) 4G
2 1 (14.29%) HSPA
2 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (85.71%) Back Office
2 6 (85.71%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Capacity Management
2 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) Fault Management
2 6 (85.71%) Functional Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (85.71%) Network Design
2 6 (85.71%) Network Management
2 6 (85.71%) People Management
2 6 (85.71%) Problem Management
2 6 (85.71%) Statistics
2 6 (85.71%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Huawei
2 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 1 (14.29%) Mapinfo
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy