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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 31 25 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.48% 3.34% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.90% 22.73% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £250 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £230
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +17.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
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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
42 44 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 12.46% 14.72% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 23
Average daily rate £320 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £172 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £28.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.97 - £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) 3G
2 8 (88.89%) MS Office
2 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 8 (88.89%) LTE
3 7 (77.78%) Fault Management
3 7 (77.78%) SLA
4 6 (66.67%) Problem Management
4 6 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
6 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
6 4 (44.44%) ITIL
6 4 (44.44%) 4G
7 3 (33.33%) Degree
8 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (22.22%) Front Office
8 2 (22.22%) HND
8 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (11.11%) Internet
9 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
9 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
9 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
9 1 (11.11%) IPv4
9 1 (11.11%) IPv6
9 1 (11.11%) Electronics
9 1 (11.11%) Wireless
9 1 (11.11%) Automotive
9 1 (11.11%) Validation

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 8 (88.89%) MS Office
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) 3G
2 8 (88.89%) LTE
3 4 (44.44%) 4G
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
4 1 (11.11%) IPv4
4 1 (11.11%) IPv6
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (11.11%) MIMO
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Incident Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Network Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) NOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Fault Management
2 6 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 6 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) DMAIC
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) HND
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft