The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 122 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPRS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £275 £375
% change year-on-year
+32.72% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year
- -12.99%

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 Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
324 260 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.42% 10.87% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 125 143
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

GPRS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

GPRS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

GPRS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

GPRS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

GPRS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) iOS SDK
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) iOS SDK
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall