The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.93% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £410 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 61 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.69% 23.11% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £43.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

GPRS
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing GPRS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GPRS.

1 3 (100.00%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
3 1 (33.33%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing GPRS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GPRS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
2 1 (33.33%) UMTS
2 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 3 (100.00%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
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