The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 55 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing 2G 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.48% 0.13% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.75% 0.93% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £113 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £266 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.40% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.45 -
2G
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
109 107 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.41% 13.77% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 61 18
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £114 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

2G
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) 4G
2 4 (80.00%) LTE
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
3 3 (60.00%) Huawei
4 2 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (40.00%) Nokia
4 2 (40.00%) GSM
4 2 (40.00%) UMTS
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) PMP
5 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) VBA
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) Remedy
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (20.00%) Network Optimisation

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) 4G
2 4 (80.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) GSM
3 2 (40.00%) UMTS
4 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) 3G Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) 4G Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Ericsson Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Ericsson Field Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Rollout Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (60.00%) Huawei
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy