The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 89 94 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing 2G 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.43% 0.063% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.98% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £280 £253
% change year-on-year
+11.60% +10.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -21.05%
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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 East Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
235 198 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.50% 12.48% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 93 87
Average daily rate £400 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -44.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.40 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £28.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

2G
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

2G
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) 4G
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) LabVIEW
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
2 1 (12.50%) ZigBee
2 1 (12.50%) Android

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) 4G
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) LabVIEW
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB