The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank - 132 140
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.034% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.24% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £150 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £163 £333
% change year-on-year
+91.53% -51.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +5.18%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
476 411 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 13.90% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 213 184
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 40 53
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £14.50 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
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