The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
England / East of England
Rank - 127 122
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.043% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.28% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £275 £375
% change year-on-year
+32.72% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
389 354 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.18% 15.08% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 177 206
Median daily rate £325 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 52
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.38 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.91% -10.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.68 £55.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing GPRS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England