The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - 75 -
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.79% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £260 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £260 £260
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £76.25 -
GPRS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
199 142 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.14% 13.99% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 74 47
Median daily rate £388 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing GPRS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire