The first table below looks at the demand for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 North West 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 - 127 133
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.038% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.26% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £150 -
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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
397 383 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.01% 14.37% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 180 196
Average daily rate £300 £284 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.74% +60.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
GPRS
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GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

GPRS
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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