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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - 117 111
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.040% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.36% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £219 £365
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -40.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +9.23%
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
292 276 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.70% 10.93% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 118 123
Average daily rate £310 £364 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +32.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £184 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 31
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.65 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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