Period
to 28 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for GPRS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GPRS over the 6 months to 28 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
England > South West
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 207 210
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing GPRS 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.018% 0.017% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.097% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate £290 £230 £260
% change year-on-year +26.09% -11.54% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South West median hourly rate - £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.43% -
England median hourly rate £29.25 £39.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +59.18% -16.95%

GPRS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 912 1035 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.49% 17.24% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 641 407
South West median daily rate £363 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.69% -1.37%
10th Percentile £200 £228 £205
90th Percentile £500 £519 £500
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 89 61
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +64.29% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.63 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.63 £46.05 £45.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +7.89%

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing GPRS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for GPRS in the South West

GPRS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GPRS in the South West

GPRS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GPRS in the South West

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the South West region over the 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +6 1 - - 2
GPRS
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 South West region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) PSTN
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) VoLTE
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

GPRS
Co-occurring 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%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) PSTN
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VoLTE
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft