The table below looks at the statistics for 2.5G skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2.5G
Rank 582 553 553
Rank change year-on-year
-29 0
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.054% 0.031% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £395 - £240
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
2.5G
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

2.5G
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2.5G across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2.5G Jobs Demand Trend in England

2.5G
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2.5G across the England region.

2.5G Daily Rate Trend in England

2.5G
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2.5G across the England region.

2.5G Hourly Rate Trend in England

2.5G
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2.5G within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West - 3 £400 -
2.5G
UK

2.5G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing 2.5G 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 2.5G.

1 13 (100.00%) 3G
1 13 (100.00%) 2G
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Subversion
2 10 (76.92%) Ruby
2 10 (76.92%) Wireshark
2 10 (76.92%) DV Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) SDH
2 10 (76.92%) TCP/IP
2 10 (76.92%) C++
2 10 (76.92%) Perl
2 10 (76.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (76.92%) STL
2 10 (76.92%) OO
2 10 (76.92%) Python
2 10 (76.92%) ClearCase
2 10 (76.92%) Client/Server
2 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
2 10 (76.92%) Bash Shell
2 10 (76.92%) 4G
2 10 (76.92%) Mobile App
3 9 (69.23%) OOD
4 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) Release Management
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) Network Security
6 2 (15.38%) SIGTRAN

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing 2.5G 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 2.5G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) 3G
1 13 (100.00%) 2G
2 10 (76.92%) Wireshark
2 10 (76.92%) 4G
2 10 (76.92%) SDH
2 10 (76.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) DMZ
4 2 (15.38%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (15.38%) VLAN
5 1 (7.69%) SGSN
5 1 (7.69%) LTE
5 1 (7.69%) SS7
5 1 (7.69%) SCCP
5 1 (7.69%) GPRS
5 1 (7.69%) GSM
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (76.92%) ClearCase
1 10 (76.92%) Subversion
1 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
1 10 (76.92%) C++ Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Client/Server
1 10 (76.92%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) OO
2 9 (69.23%) OOD
3 3 (23.08%) Release Management
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C++
1 10 (76.92%) Perl
1 10 (76.92%) Python
1 10 (76.92%) Ruby
1 10 (76.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) DV Cleared
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
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