The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 30 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing 2G 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.92% 2.36% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.24% 18.18% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£260 £170 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
-9.05% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.00
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West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
49 44 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 15.65% 12.98% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 6
Average daily rate £260 £360 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +140.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 11
Average hourly rate £25.66 £37.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +27.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 11 (100.00%) 3G
1 11 (100.00%) LTE
2 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
3 7 (63.64%) 4G
4 6 (54.55%) HSPA
4 6 (54.55%) Performance Management
4 6 (54.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 6 (54.55%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
4 6 (54.55%) Network Design
4 6 (54.55%) Huawei
4 6 (54.55%) Resource Management
4 6 (54.55%) GPRS
4 6 (54.55%) GSM
4 6 (54.55%) WCDMA
4 6 (54.55%) Nortel
4 6 (54.55%) Ericsson
5 4 (36.36%) SLA
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) Fault Management
5 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 3 (27.27%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) Network Management
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Business Objects
6 3 (27.27%) Mapinfo
6 3 (27.27%) eTOM
6 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (27.27%) Service Management
6 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (36.36%) MS Office
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) LTE
1 11 (100.00%) 3G
2 7 (63.64%) 4G
3 6 (54.55%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (54.55%) HSPA
3 6 (54.55%) GPRS
3 6 (54.55%) GSM
3 6 (54.55%) WCDMA
4 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
4 1 (9.09%) IPv4
4 1 (9.09%) IPv6
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) MIMO
4 1 (9.09%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (9.09%) CANoe
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Performance Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) RAN Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Incident Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
1 6 (54.55%) Network Design
1 6 (54.55%) Resource Management
1 6 (54.55%) Performance Management
2 4 (36.36%) Fault Management
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Network Management
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) eTOM
3 3 (27.27%) Service Management
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Nortel
1 6 (54.55%) Ericsson
1 6 (54.55%) Huawei
1 6 (54.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (27.27%) Mapinfo
2 3 (27.27%) Business Objects
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft