The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - - 140
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £311 £313
% change year-on-year
-19.67% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -71.11%
GPRS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
387 467 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.71% 14.11% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 231 343
Median daily rate £325 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 40 33
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% +86.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

GPRS
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GPRS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (100.00%) Telematics

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) ZigBee
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C