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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 108 98 84
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing 2G 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.053% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.43% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £279 £270 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.24% -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.78 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.83%
2G
North West

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
293 230 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.17% 12.27% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 131 108
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 16
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -43.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.76 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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
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 15 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) GIS
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) CAD
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) GIS
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Transmission Planner
2 1 (33.33%) Optimisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management