The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 64 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.94% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £325 £200
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
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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 Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
141 118 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.53% 15.01% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 37 46
Average daily rate £388 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £133 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (87.50%) GSM
1 7 (87.50%) Nortel
1 7 (87.50%) Ericsson
1 7 (87.50%) WCDMA
1 7 (87.50%) 3G
1 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
1 7 (87.50%) 2G
1 7 (87.50%) Network Design
1 7 (87.50%) Huawei
1 7 (87.50%) Resource Management
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Management
1 7 (87.50%) HSPA
1 7 (87.50%) LTE
1 7 (87.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 7 (87.50%) 4G
1 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (50.00%) Mapinfo
2 4 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) eTOM
2 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) MVVM
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone 7

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) WCDMA
1 7 (87.50%) 3G
1 7 (87.50%) 2G
1 7 (87.50%) HSPA
1 7 (87.50%) LTE
1 7 (87.50%) 4G
1 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
1 7 (87.50%) GSM
2 1 (12.50%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) WinForms
1 1 (12.50%) WPF
1 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) ServiceStack
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows CE
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone 7
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
1 7 (87.50%) Network Design
1 7 (87.50%) Resource Management
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Management
2 4 (50.00%) eTOM
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Nortel
1 7 (87.50%) Ericsson
1 7 (87.50%) Huawei
1 7 (87.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (50.00%) Mapinfo
2 4 (50.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Apple