The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 123 - 113
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 8 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.31% - 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% - 3.36%
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% -
GPRS
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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 Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
395 255 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.14% 11.10% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 146 104
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 25
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -12.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £10.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £29.00 £114.00
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 Yorkshire

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

GPRS
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GPRS across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

GPRS Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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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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
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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