The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 90 83 74
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing 2G 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.14% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 1.42% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.00
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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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
235 141 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.15% 10.22% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 53 56
Average daily rate £325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £189 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Manchester region.

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

2G
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (100.00%) 3G
1 10 (100.00%) 4G
2 7 (70.00%) Huawei
3 6 (60.00%) LTE
3 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (40.00%) Ericsson
4 4 (40.00%) RNC
4 4 (40.00%) VoLTE
5 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (20.00%) Nokia
6 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (10.00%) C
7 1 (10.00%) GSM
7 1 (10.00%) UMTS
7 1 (10.00%) SLA
7 1 (10.00%) Back Office
7 1 (10.00%) XCAP

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (100.00%) 3G
1 10 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (60.00%) LTE
3 4 (40.00%) RNC
3 4 (40.00%) VoLTE
4 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (10.00%) GSM
5 1 (10.00%) UMTS
5 1 (10.00%) XCAP
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Radio Engineer
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Huawei
2 4 (40.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (20.00%) Nokia
3 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks