The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 70 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing 2G 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% 0.13% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.80% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £245 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
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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
111 128 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.81% 16.60% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 57 52
Average daily rate £425 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £615 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 18
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.20 £16.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (90.00%) GSM
3 8 (80.00%) 3G
3 8 (80.00%) 4G
4 7 (70.00%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (70.00%) Nortel
4 7 (70.00%) Ericsson
4 7 (70.00%) WCDMA
4 7 (70.00%) GPRS
4 7 (70.00%) Network Design
4 7 (70.00%) Huawei
4 7 (70.00%) Resource Management
4 7 (70.00%) Performance Management
4 7 (70.00%) HSPA
4 7 (70.00%) LTE
4 7 (70.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (40.00%) eTOM
5 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) Business Objects
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) Mapinfo
5 4 (40.00%) Service Management
5 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (40.00%) Network Management
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) UMTS
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) GSM
2 8 (80.00%) 3G
2 8 (80.00%) 4G
3 7 (70.00%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (70.00%) HSPA
3 7 (70.00%) LTE
3 7 (70.00%) WCDMA
3 7 (70.00%) GPRS
4 2 (20.00%) UMTS
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
General
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) RF Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (70.00%) Network Design
1 7 (70.00%) Resource Management
1 7 (70.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (40.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Network Management
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Improvement
2 4 (40.00%) eTOM
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Nortel
1 7 (70.00%) Ericsson
1 7 (70.00%) Huawei
1 7 (70.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (40.00%) Business Objects
2 4 (40.00%) Mapinfo
3 1 (10.00%) BT