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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 166 - 135
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.023% - 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£150 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £210
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +48.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-71.11% +26.76%
GPRS
England

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
537 460 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.42% 14.91% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 182
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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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
Manchester - 1 £150 - 1
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) GSM
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) HSPA
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
1 2 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Amdocs
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (50.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (50.00%) Netcool

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) HSPA
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
1 2 (100.00%) GSM
1 2 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Netcool
1 1 (50.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Nortel
1 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (50.00%) Mapinfo
1 1 (50.00%) Amdocs
1 1 (50.00%) Huawei
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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