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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 25 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.87% 2.92% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 24.24% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£190 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £320 £270
% change year-on-year
-16.40% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £35.00
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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 Coventry region.

Communications & Networking Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 9.36% 12.04% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 2
Average daily rate £208 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.12% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £22.35 £11.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.34% -64.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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
2 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
3 9 (81.82%) LTE
4 8 (72.73%) Fault Management
4 8 (72.73%) MS Office
4 8 (72.73%) SLA
5 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
5 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (27.27%) 4G
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
8 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
8 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 1 (9.09%) 2.5G
8 1 (9.09%) Automotive
8 1 (9.09%) Validation
8 1 (9.09%) Cramer
8 1 (9.09%) SDH
8 1 (9.09%) HND
8 1 (9.09%) IPv4
8 1 (9.09%) IPv6
8 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (9.09%) Internet
8 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (9.09%) MIMO
8 1 (9.09%) Telematics

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (72.73%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) 3G
2 9 (81.82%) LTE
3 3 (27.27%) 4G
4 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
5 1 (9.09%) 2.5G
5 1 (9.09%) SDH
5 1 (9.09%) IPv4
5 1 (9.09%) IPv6
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (9.09%) MIMO
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Incident Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
2 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML5
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Fault Management
2 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
2 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Network Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) HND
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cramer