The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank - 57 55
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.16% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.33% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £273 £280
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
129 75 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.32% 12.36% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 32 37
Average daily rate £313 £400 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £17.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
2G
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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 10 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (33.33%) DBA
3 1 (33.33%) Development Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Database Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Database Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Development DBA
3 1 (33.33%) OSS Engineer
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Perl