The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 June 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)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 646 616
Rank change year-on-year +70 -30  
Contract jobs citing GPRS 11 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.011% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.070% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 9
Median daily rate £313 £245 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.55% +100.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £197 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £293 £235
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 - £123
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £39.00 £76.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -48.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £76.15
% change year-on-year - -48.78%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6280 8561 8086
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.57% 16.14% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3720 5192 4560
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 421 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +21.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

GPRS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GPRS over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England +52 11 £313 +27.55% 5
Leeds - 8 £288 - 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £288 - 1
Yorkshire - 8 £288 - 1
London +6 2 £450 +83.67% 1
South West +2 1 - - 1
Bristol -6 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for GPRS.

1 14 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 13 (81.25%) GSM
2 13 (81.25%) LTE
3 12 (75.00%) Windows
4 11 (68.75%) 3G
4 11 (68.75%) Wireless
5 10 (62.50%) WAN
5 10 (62.50%) Unix
5 10 (62.50%) LAN
5 10 (62.50%) Java
5 10 (62.50%) Electronics
6 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
6 9 (56.25%) Android
6 9 (56.25%) Digital Marketing
6 9 (56.25%) Apple iOS
6 9 (56.25%) Windows Phone
6 9 (56.25%) MobileIron
6 9 (56.25%) AirWatch
6 9 (56.25%) PHP
6 9 (56.25%) VB
6 9 (56.25%) HTML
6 9 (56.25%) SAP
6 9 (56.25%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (56.25%) Mac OS X
6 9 (56.25%) Programme Management
6 9 (56.25%) Finance
6 9 (56.25%) Manufacturing
6 9 (56.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (56.25%) Marketing
6 9 (56.25%) SGSN

GPRS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (56.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) GSM
1 13 (81.25%) LTE
2 11 (68.75%) 3G
2 11 (68.75%) Wireless
3 10 (62.50%) LAN
3 10 (62.50%) WAN
4 9 (56.25%) SGSN
5 4 (25.00%) UMTS
5 4 (25.00%) VoLTE
6 3 (18.75%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (18.75%) VoIP
7 2 (12.50%) 2G
7 2 (12.50%) 4G
7 2 (12.50%) DHCP
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) GGSN
7 2 (12.50%) HSPA
7 2 (12.50%) SMTP
7 2 (12.50%) SNMP
7 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 10 (62.50%) Electronics
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) Manufacturing
3 9 (56.25%) Marketing
4 2 (12.50%) Back Office
4 2 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) 3rd Line Support
1 9 (56.25%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 9 (56.25%) Technical Support
2 2 (12.50%) Back Office Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) C Developer
3 1 (6.25%) C/C++ Developer
3 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Field Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Unix
3 9 (56.25%) Android
3 9 (56.25%) Apple iOS
3 9 (56.25%) Mac OS X
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Phone
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) Digital Marketing
1 9 (56.25%) Programme Management
2 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) Fault Management
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) Network Management
3 2 (12.50%) People Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Statistics
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) HOOD
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) PHP
2 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
2 9 (56.25%) VB
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) MobileIron
1 9 (56.25%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 2 (12.50%) Huawei
3 2 (12.50%) Mapinfo
3 2 (12.50%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
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