Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 20 August 2018 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing GPRS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.36% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.96% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median daily rate - - -
West Midlands median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -

GPRS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 51 26 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 18.35% 11.35% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 30
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +12.31% -16.93%
10th Percentile £188 £261 £102
90th Percentile £413 £419 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £373
% change year-on-year +3.23% +4.03% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £25.24 £14.20 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.75% -68.44% +264.37%
10th Percentile £17.43 £14.10 £36.90
90th Percentile £33.05 £32.86 £47.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +24.64%

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing GPRS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for GPRS in Staffordshire

GPRS
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. 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
Stafford - 1 - -
GPRS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GPRS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (100.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Analysis

GPRS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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%) ZigBee
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware