The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
North West / Cheshire
Rank - - 65
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £270 £269
% change year-on-year
+29.62% +0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
66 186 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.02% 20.37% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 109 74
Median daily rate £338 £475 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +21.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £245 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

2G
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for 2G.

1 5 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) 4G
3 3 (60.00%) Huawei
3 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
3 3 (60.00%) NEC
4 2 (40.00%) Nokia
4 2 (40.00%) ETL
4 2 (40.00%) GSM
4 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (40.00%) LTE
4 2 (40.00%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (40.00%) Tellabs
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (20.00%) RNC
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Nortel
5 1 (20.00%) UMTS
5 1 (20.00%) Broadband
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) GSM
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
4 1 (20.00%) Broadband
4 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (20.00%) RNC
4 1 (20.00%) UMTS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Controller
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Performance Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Controller
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (60.00%) Huawei
1 3 (60.00%) NEC
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia Networks
2 2 (40.00%) Tellabs
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Nortel