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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank - 77 61
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.17% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.22% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £270 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £43.78 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+25.62% -7.83%
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
122 164 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.42% 14.32% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 104 61
Median daily rate £425 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 23 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -36.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 5 (100.00%) GSM
1 5 (100.00%) UMTS
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (100.00%) 4G
2 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (60.00%) Nokia
2 3 (60.00%) Huawei
2 3 (60.00%) LTE
2 3 (60.00%) Nokia Networks
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) PMI
2 3 (60.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Project
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Siemens
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (20.00%) BT
4 1 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent

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 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (40.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) 4G
1 5 (100.00%) GSM
1 5 (100.00%) UMTS
2 3 (60.00%) LTE
2 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Implementation Controller
3 1 (20.00%) Acquisition Controller
3 1 (20.00%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Rollout Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Site Acquisition Controller
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (60.00%) Huawei
1 3 (60.00%) Nokia
1 3 (60.00%) Nokia Networks
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (20.00%) BT
3 1 (20.00%) Siemens