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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2.5G
Rank 584 554 512
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -42
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 5 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.011% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.069% 0.077% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
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Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7286 6452 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.66% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4224 3572 3591
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 397 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2.5G across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

2.5G Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 2014. 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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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 East -22 1 £225 -
2.5G
UK

2.5G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) 2G
2 10 (90.91%) 3G
3 7 (63.64%) SDH
4 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
4 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
4 6 (54.55%) Network Planning
4 6 (54.55%) 4G
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) C++
5 4 (36.36%) Python
6 3 (27.27%) ClearCase
6 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
6 3 (27.27%) OOD
6 3 (27.27%) ATM
6 3 (27.27%) Perl
6 3 (27.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (27.27%) STL
6 3 (27.27%) OO
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Subversion
6 3 (27.27%) Ruby
6 3 (27.27%) Cramer
6 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
6 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
6 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
6 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) LTE
6 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 2 (18.18%) Huawei

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) 2G
2 10 (90.91%) 3G
3 7 (63.64%) SDH
4 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
4 6 (54.55%) 4G
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 3 (27.27%) ATM
6 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
6 3 (27.27%) LTE
7 1 (9.09%) VLAN
7 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (9.09%) Wireless
7 1 (9.09%) DMZ
7 1 (9.09%) Bluetooth
7 1 (9.09%) GSM
7 1 (9.09%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (9.09%) GGSN
7 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
7 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) ClearCase
1 3 (27.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Transmission Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) C++ Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Network Planning
2 3 (27.27%) OOD
2 3 (27.27%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C++
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Perl
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
2 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cramer
2 2 (18.18%) Huawei