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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank - 54 61
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.55% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.33% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £260 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £270 £313
% change year-on-year
- -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £83.14 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-45.27% +93.34%
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
109 75 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.19% 10.34% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 48 84
Median daily rate £375 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £163 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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