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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £210
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +48.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-71.11% +26.76%
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
127 147 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.45% 17.88% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 69 66
Average daily rate £413 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 22
Average hourly rate £17.33 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.84 £16.79 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) HSPA
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) HSPA
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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