The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank - 56 64
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.49% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £265 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £270 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £43.78 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+25.62% -7.83%
2G
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
118 86 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.36% 12.08% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 57 74
Median daily rate £400 £319 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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