Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 172
Contract jobs citing GPRS 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median daily rate - - £135
England median daily rate £313 £303 £310
% change year-on-year +3.31% -2.42% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £26.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +89.29% -68.89%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 783 862 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.27% 13.83% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 447 305
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £161 £195 £213
90th Percentile £502 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.52 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.50 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for GPRS in the West Midlands

GPRS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GPRS in the West Midlands

GPRS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GPRS in the West Midlands