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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 87 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing 2G 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.62% 0.062% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 0.46% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£350 - £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
210 217 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.94% 13.49% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 87 78
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £120 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £415 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 40
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -51.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £9.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £160.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 7 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 11 (100.00%) 3G
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
2 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
2 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 11 (100.00%) 3G
2 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Designer
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification