The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing 2G 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.30% 0.11% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 0.78% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £600 £130 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+361.53% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £270 £266
% change year-on-year
+29.62% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00

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
207 256 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.65% 14.15% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 138 100
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £499 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.97 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for 2G.

1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
1 6 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 6 (100.00%) LTE
2 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (83.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (83.33%) MVNO
2 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (66.67%) VoLTE
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) PMP
5 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
5 1 (16.67%) Nokia
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Huawei

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
1 6 (100.00%) LTE
1 6 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) MVNO
3 4 (66.67%) VoLTE
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile Architect
1 5 (83.33%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
1 1 (16.67%) Huawei
1 1 (16.67%) Nokia