Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 328 385 369
Rank change year-on-year +57 -16 +5
Contract jobs citing GPRS 20 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.024% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
South East median daily rate £500 £305 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.93% +38.64% -23.48%
England median daily rate £500 £300 £281
% change year-on-year +66.67% +6.67% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 2,535 2,631 2,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.20% 16.11% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,427 1,387 1,558
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £209 £206 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 118 155
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +42.86% -29.01%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.74 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £54.12 £46.10
England median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +37.50% +6.95% -16.89%

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GPRS as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GPRS in the South East

GPRS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor 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 14 October 2019. 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 +39 20 £500 +63.93% 1
Berkshire +2 11 £500 +63.93% 1
GPRS
England

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 13 (65.00%) 3GPP
2 10 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 10 (50.00%) Firmware
2 10 (50.00%) C
2 10 (50.00%) Bluetooth
2 10 (50.00%) GSM
2 10 (50.00%) Wireless
2 10 (50.00%) ZigBee
2 10 (50.00%) Secure Coding
2 10 (50.00%) MISRA
3 8 (40.00%) UMTS
3 8 (40.00%) Change Management
4 5 (25.00%) Service Management
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (15.00%) Huawei
5 3 (15.00%) Availability Management
5 3 (15.00%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (15.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (15.00%) Data Analytics
5 3 (15.00%) Analytics
5 3 (15.00%) Tableau
5 3 (15.00%) Unix
5 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (15.00%) MS Access
5 3 (15.00%) Windows NT
5 3 (15.00%) ATM
5 3 (15.00%) ISDN

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) 3GPP
2 10 (50.00%) Bluetooth
2 10 (50.00%) GSM
2 10 (50.00%) Wireless
2 10 (50.00%) ZigBee
3 8 (40.00%) UMTS
4 3 (15.00%) ATM
4 3 (15.00%) CDMA
4 3 (15.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 3 (15.00%) ISDN
4 3 (15.00%) ISUP
4 3 (15.00%) Megaco
4 3 (15.00%) PSTN
4 3 (15.00%) WCDMA
5 2 (10.00%) Broadband
5 2 (10.00%) LTE
5 2 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (15.00%) MS Access
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) CS Core Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Release Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Service Transition Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Transition Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Managed Services Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Network Operations Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Network Services Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) IPTV
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000
1 3 (15.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Secure Coding
2 8 (40.00%) Change Management
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Availability Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Operational Stability
5 2 (10.00%) Use Case
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) CMMI
6 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma
6 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C
1 10 (50.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) MISRA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Huawei
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.00%) Sybase
1 3 (15.00%) Tableau
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle