The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 97 - 83
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 16 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.80% - 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.59% - 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 4
Average daily rate
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£123 - £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £260 £299
% change year-on-year
- -12.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £117.50 - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £76.25 - £36.50
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Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
286 161 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.28% 9.21% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 107 107
Average daily rate £275 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £19.40 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

GPRS
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

GPRS Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Leeds - 15 £123 -
GPRS
Yorkshire

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 16 (66.67%) SLA
1 16 (66.67%) 3G
1 16 (66.67%) 2G
1 16 (66.67%) Amdocs
1 16 (66.67%) LTE
2 15 (62.50%) Change Management
2 15 (62.50%) UMTS
2 15 (62.50%) GSM
3 13 (54.17%) Fault Management
4 9 (37.50%) HSPA
4 9 (37.50%) Network Architecture
4 9 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
5 7 (29.17%) Service Management
5 7 (29.17%) LAN
5 7 (29.17%) WAN
6 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Validation
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.50%) Firmware
8 3 (12.50%) Mapinfo
8 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 3 (12.50%) MS Access
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) VBA
8 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
8 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) 3G
1 16 (66.67%) 2G
1 16 (66.67%) LTE
2 15 (62.50%) GSM
2 15 (62.50%) UMTS
3 9 (37.50%) HSPA
3 9 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (29.17%) WAN
4 7 (29.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) 4G
5 1 (4.17%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MS Access
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Support Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Radio Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Incident Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Change Management
2 13 (54.17%) Fault Management
3 9 (37.50%) Network Architecture
4 7 (29.17%) Service Management
4 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
5 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
7 3 (12.50%) Validation
8 1 (4.17%) Network Planning
8 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
8 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
8 1 (4.17%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
1 3 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (4.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Amdocs
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Mapinfo
3 2 (8.33%) Actix
3 2 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (4.17%) Ericsson