Period
to 4 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 4 June 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 359 360
Rank change year-on-year +138 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing GPRS 8 6 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.041% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £350 £500 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +50.38% -
England median daily rate £350 £500 £350
% change year-on-year -30.00% +42.86% +24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,234 2,402 2,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.06% 16.58% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 1,398 1,339
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +1.85%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £200
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 130 150
Median hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.57% -30.01% +47.07%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £52.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GPRS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GPRS in the South East

GPRS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GPRS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for GPRS in the South East

GPRS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GPRS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for GPRS in the South East

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the South East region over the 6 months to 4 June 2020. 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
Thames Valley +85 8 £350 -30.00%
Berkshire +68 8 £350 -30.00%
GPRS
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 6 (75.00%) GSM
1 6 (75.00%) UMTS
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (75.00%) 4G
2 5 (62.50%) LTE
2 5 (62.50%) 3G
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) 5G
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (37.50%) VoLTE
4 3 (37.50%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (25.00%) Billing
5 2 (25.00%) Network Design
5 2 (25.00%) Huawei
5 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce

GPRS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) 4G
1 6 (75.00%) GSM
1 6 (75.00%) UMTS
2 5 (62.50%) 3G
2 5 (62.50%) LTE
3 4 (50.00%) 5G
4 3 (37.50%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (37.50%) VoLTE
5 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
5 2 (25.00%) Broadband
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (12.50%) 2G
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) Software-Defined Radio
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) BSS Architect
3 1 (12.50%) BSS Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) OSS Architect
3 1 (12.50%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) OSS Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Product Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
1 2 (25.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) F5
1 2 (25.00%) Huawei
2 1 (12.50%) Ericsson