The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - 123 119
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.037% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.28% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £296 £410
% change year-on-year
+9.70% -27.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
GPRS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
363 357 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.22% 13.19% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 168 83
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.06% +40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.20 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

GPRS
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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%) C
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware