The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 58 52 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing 2G 3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.41% 0.47% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.80% 3.95% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £278 £253
% change year-on-year
+12.61% +9.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+20.66% -21.05%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
107 76 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.60% 12.03% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 53 36
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +22.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2G across the Birmingham region.

2G Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

2G
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing 2G 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 2G.

1 4 (100.00%) LTE
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
2 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (50.00%) GSM
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Nokia
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing 2G 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 2G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LTE
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
2 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (50.00%) GSM
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) RF Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) NOC Manager
2 1 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 2 (50.00%) Nokia