The first table below looks at the demand for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 24 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 Manchester 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - - 85
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
146 125 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.52% 11.21% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 71 61
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 32
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
GPRS
North West

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

GPRS
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Structured Cabling

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Structured Cabling
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds