The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Coventry region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 38 24 40
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing 2G 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.09% 2.07% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.90% 17.86% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£175 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £270 £280
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -35.71%
Communications & Networking Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 28 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 8.42% 11.62% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 27
Average daily rate £310 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £163 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £383 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
2G
West Midlands

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 August 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 12 (100.00%) 3G
1 12 (100.00%) LTE
2 11 (91.67%) SLA
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (58.33%) MS Office
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (50.00%) Fault Management
4 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Ericsson
6 3 (25.00%) Front Office
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) 4G
7 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (16.67%) HND
8 1 (8.33%) Internet
8 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
8 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
8 1 (8.33%) IPv4
8 1 (8.33%) IPv6
8 1 (8.33%) Wireless
8 1 (8.33%) Electronics
8 1 (8.33%) Automotive
8 1 (8.33%) Validation

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) 3G
1 12 (100.00%) LTE
2 3 (25.00%) 4G
3 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (8.33%) IPv4
4 1 (8.33%) IPv6
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) MIMO
General
1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Front Office
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Incident Manager
2 2 (16.67%) NOC Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (50.00%) Fault Management
1 6 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
2 1 (8.33%) Validation
2 1 (8.33%) DMAIC
2 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Ericsson