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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - 81 -
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.10% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £123 £263
% change year-on-year
+87.75% -53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £117.50 -
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
181 141 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.01% 14.20% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 75 53
Median daily rate £384 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £603 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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