Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 872 806
Rank change year-on-year +13 -66 -4
Contract jobs citing GPRS 20 16 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.015% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.099% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 15
UK median daily rate £313 £303 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -2.42% -0.40%
10th Percentile £220 £211 £172
90th Percentile £475 £463 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £303 £300
% change year-on-year -27.27% +0.83% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 10
UK median hourly rate - £26.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +89.29% -68.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £23.90
% change year-on-year - +63.18% -47.47%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 8 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +31 20 £313 +3.31% 3
UK excluding London +42 16 £220 -27.27% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £338 -
North of England - 8 £338 -
South East +1 5 £220 -27.27% 2
London -16 4 £318 - 1
South West +12 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 16 (80.00%) Windows
1 16 (80.00%) GSM
2 15 (75.00%) Unix
3 13 (65.00%) 3G
4 12 (60.00%) Wireless
5 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
5 11 (55.00%) LTE
6 10 (50.00%) Android
6 10 (50.00%) Electronics
6 10 (50.00%) Java
6 10 (50.00%) LAN
6 10 (50.00%) WAN
7 9 (45.00%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (45.00%) HTML
7 9 (45.00%) PHP
7 9 (45.00%) VB
7 9 (45.00%) SAP
7 9 (45.00%) Finance
7 9 (45.00%) Manufacturing
7 9 (45.00%) Programme Management
7 9 (45.00%) Marketing
7 9 (45.00%) SGSN
7 9 (45.00%) Digital Marketing
7 9 (45.00%) Mac OS X
7 9 (45.00%) Apple iOS
7 9 (45.00%) Windows Phone
7 9 (45.00%) MobileIron
7 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (45.00%) AirWatch
8 7 (35.00%) VoLTE

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:

Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) GSM
2 13 (65.00%) 3G
3 12 (60.00%) Wireless
4 11 (55.00%) LTE
5 10 (50.00%) LAN
5 10 (50.00%) WAN
6 9 (45.00%) SGSN
7 7 (35.00%) VoLTE
8 6 (30.00%) 3GPP
8 6 (30.00%) PSTN
8 6 (30.00%) UMTS
8 6 (30.00%) VoWiFi
9 5 (25.00%) ATM
9 5 (25.00%) CDMA
9 5 (25.00%) ISDN
9 5 (25.00%) WCDMA
10 4 (20.00%) Wireshark
11 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
11 3 (15.00%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (50.00%) Electronics
3 9 (45.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) Manufacturing
3 9 (45.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 9 (45.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 9 (45.00%) Technical Support
2 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Testing Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Unix
3 10 (50.00%) Android
4 9 (45.00%) Apple iOS
4 9 (45.00%) Mac OS X
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Phone
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 5 (25.00%) Windows NT
6 2 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) Digital Marketing
1 9 (45.00%) Programme Management
2 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Android Development
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Service Design
5 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) PHP
2 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (45.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNA
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) MobileIron
1 9 (45.00%) SAP
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Huawei
3 5 (25.00%) Sybase
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.00%) F5
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Agilent
6 1 (5.00%) NetScout