The first table below looks at the demand for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 56 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.08% 18.48% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 36
Average daily rate £273 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £328 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £10.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £10.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
2G
England

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

2G
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in the North East

2G
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 9 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 9 (100.00%) 3G
2 8 (88.89%) Nokia
3 7 (77.78%) RNC
4 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
5 5 (55.56%) Nortel
6 4 (44.44%) ETL
6 4 (44.44%) ATM
6 4 (44.44%) DWDM
6 4 (44.44%) Huawei
6 4 (44.44%) NEC
7 2 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (11.11%) SLA
8 1 (11.11%) C

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 9 (100.00%) 3G
2 7 (77.78%) RNC
3 4 (44.44%) ATM
3 4 (44.44%) DWDM
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Field Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Ericsson
2 8 (88.89%) Nokia
3 5 (55.56%) Nortel
4 4 (44.44%) Huawei
4 4 (44.44%) NEC
5 2 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks