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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £300 £410
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -26.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GPRS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (75.00%) Handset
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Software Architecture
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) C Software Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Senior C Software Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Architecture
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded C++