The first table below looks at the demand for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 66 - 63
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.49% - 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% - 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.80% +1.42%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
140 100 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.18% 14.14% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 40 60
Average daily rate £325 £298 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £188 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 45
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £13.14 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
GPRS
East of England

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge - 1 £375 - 1
Peterborough - 1 £350 - 1
GPRS
East of England

GPRS
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 4 (100.00%) ZigBee
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Electronics
2 3 (75.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (75.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) Bluetooth
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) 3G
4 1 (25.00%) 2G
4 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 4 (100.00%) ZigBee
2 3 (75.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (25.00%) 2G
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) 3G
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (75.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago