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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 126 127 129
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing 2G 11 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.17% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.29% 1.22% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £210 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+111.11% -37.93%
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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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
480 410 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.09% 13.86% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 210 182
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (100.00%) 3G
2 13 (81.25%) 4G
3 12 (75.00%) LTE
3 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (25.00%) Huawei
5 3 (18.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
5 3 (18.75%) Nokia
5 3 (18.75%) ATM
5 3 (18.75%) SDH
5 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
5 3 (18.75%) 2.5G
5 3 (18.75%) Network Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (6.25%) Network Design
7 1 (6.25%) C
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) SLA
7 1 (6.25%) Back Office
7 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (6.25%) People Management
7 1 (6.25%) Statistics

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (100.00%) 3G
2 13 (81.25%) 4G
3 12 (75.00%) LTE
4 3 (18.75%) ATM
4 3 (18.75%) SDH
4 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
4 3 (18.75%) 2.5G
5 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
General
1 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Field Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) RF Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Site Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Network Planning
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Huawei
2 3 (18.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
2 3 (18.75%) Nokia