The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank - 25 -
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.53% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
-9.05% +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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
48 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.56% 9.09% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 3
Average daily rate £325 £220 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £51.67 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside