The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 103 - 88
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% - 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £130 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £76.25 -
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
252 235 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.91% 14.17% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 113 55
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £206 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £130 -
GPRS
North West

GPRS
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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%) 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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

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