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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 100 - 93
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 8 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.43% - 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.09% - 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Average daily rate
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£375 - £261
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 - £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 - £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £346
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -20.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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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
259 143 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.07% 8.93% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 81 72
Average daily rate £338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 11
Average hourly rate £14.87 £12.50 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.92% -21.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.39 £17.50 £75.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
1 7 (87.50%) Service Management
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) Firmware
4 3 (37.50%) Smart Meter
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) 2G
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
6 1 (12.50%) 3G
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) VBA
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) MS Access
6 1 (12.50%) HSPA
6 1 (12.50%) LTE
6 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
6 1 (12.50%) RNC
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
6 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Actix

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) 2G
2 1 (12.50%) RNC
2 1 (12.50%) HSPA
2 1 (12.50%) LTE
2 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Service Management
2 6 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
6 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
1 1 (12.50%) Actix
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks