The first table below looks at the demand for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Bristol 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 68 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 2 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.21% 0.16% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 1.27% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £425 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
91 79 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.71% 12.36% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 43 82
Average daily rate £375 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £196 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
2G
South West

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Bristol region.

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

2G
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (66.67%) 3G
4 3 (50.00%) GSM
4 3 (50.00%) UMTS
4 3 (50.00%) Huawei
4 3 (50.00%) LTE
5 2 (33.33%) 4G
5 2 (33.33%) RNC
5 2 (33.33%) Validation
6 1 (16.67%) Electronics
6 1 (16.67%) ISEB
6 1 (16.67%) Nokia
6 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) C
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 1 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
3 3 (50.00%) GSM
3 3 (50.00%) UMTS
3 3 (50.00%) LTE
4 2 (33.33%) 4G
4 2 (33.33%) RNC
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (16.67%) Nokia
2 1 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks