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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 54 70 69
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.78% 0.30% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.43% 1.66% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £220 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £290 £305
% change year-on-year
+31.03% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -58.94%
2G
North West

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
92 181 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.35% 17.90% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 129 74
Median daily rate £400 £425 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Median hourly rate £21.06 £17.77 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.52% -1.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £16.01 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 4 - -
2G
North West

2G
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) 3G
2 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (83.33%) 4G
3 3 (50.00%) NEC
3 3 (50.00%) Huawei
3 3 (50.00%) GSM
3 3 (50.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (33.33%) Nokia
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) UMTS
4 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (33.33%) LTE
4 2 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (33.33%) Tellabs
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
5 1 (16.67%) RNC
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Nortel
5 1 (16.67%) Broadband

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 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
2 5 (83.33%) 4G
3 3 (50.00%) GSM
4 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (33.33%) LTE
4 2 (33.33%) UMTS
5 1 (16.67%) Broadband
5 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (16.67%) RNC
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Implementation Controller
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Acquisition Controller
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Performance Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Controller
2 1 (16.67%) Site Acquisition Controller
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (50.00%) Huawei
1 3 (50.00%) NEC
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
2 2 (33.33%) Tellabs
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Nortel