The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - 94 -
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.062% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £250 £269
% change year-on-year
- -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £34.80 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -22.66%
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
284 203 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.25% 12.52% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 101 66
Median daily rate £378 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 12
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £21.60 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing GPRS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 12 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GPRS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (100.00%) HSPA
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) HSPA
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architecture
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA