The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 156 163 132
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -31
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.067% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 0.50% 2.21%
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
529 598 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.14% 13.35% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 344 278
Median daily rate £413 £400 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 68 53
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.17 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
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 the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

2G
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in the North West

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

2G
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +12 3 - -
Manchester -7 2 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 North West region with a requirement for 2G.

1 11 (100.00%) 3G
1 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (90.91%) 4G
3 6 (54.55%) Huawei
4 5 (45.45%) Nokia Networks
4 5 (45.45%) Ericsson
4 5 (45.45%) Nokia
4 5 (45.45%) GSM
4 5 (45.45%) UMTS
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) LTE
5 4 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (27.27%) NEC
6 3 (27.27%) Project Management
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) PMI
6 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
6 3 (27.27%) C
6 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) ETL
7 2 (18.18%) ATM
7 2 (18.18%) MS Project
7 2 (18.18%) SDH
7 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
7 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (18.18%) GIS
7 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
7 2 (18.18%) Network Design

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) 3G
2 10 (90.91%) 4G
3 5 (45.45%) GSM
3 5 (45.45%) UMTS
4 4 (36.36%) LTE
4 4 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (18.18%) ATM
5 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
5 2 (18.18%) SDH
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 1 (9.09%) Broadband
6 1 (9.09%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) GIS
General
1 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Implementation Controller
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Transmission Planner
3 1 (9.09%) Acquisition Controller
3 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Field Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Controller
3 1 (9.09%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Rollout Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Site Acquisition Controller
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) PMI
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Line Management
2 2 (18.18%) Network Design
2 2 (18.18%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) CAD
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Huawei
2 5 (45.45%) Ericsson
2 5 (45.45%) Nokia
2 5 (45.45%) Nokia Networks
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) NEC
4 2 (18.18%) Tellabs
5 1 (9.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (9.09%) BT
5 1 (9.09%) Nortel
5 1 (9.09%) Siemens