The first table below looks at the demand for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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 42 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.11% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.26% 12.05% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 18
Average daily rate £365 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
2G
South Wales

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Ant
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) J2ME
1 4 (100.00%) WAP
1 4 (100.00%) Toad
1 4 (100.00%) Sun
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Apple
1 4 (100.00%) 3G
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Handset
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
1 4 (100.00%) REST
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (100.00%) Apache Ivy

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) 3G
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Ant
1 4 (100.00%) Toad
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (100.00%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) J2ME
1 4 (100.00%) WAP
1 4 (100.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Handset
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Sun
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Apple