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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
England / North West
Rank 128 148 138
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs citing 2G 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.027% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.53% 0.18% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £600 £130 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+361.53% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £270 £269
% change year-on-year
+29.62% +0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00

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
391 562 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 15.10% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 321 203
Median daily rate £383 £424 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.73% +21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester +16 6 £600 +361.53%
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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
2 10 (90.91%) 4G
3 8 (72.73%) LTE
4 7 (63.64%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
6 5 (45.45%) Firewall
6 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (45.45%) Security Testing
6 5 (45.45%) MVNO
6 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (45.45%) Diameter Protocol
7 4 (36.36%) Huawei
7 4 (36.36%) VoLTE
7 4 (36.36%) Ericsson
7 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (27.27%) NEC
8 3 (27.27%) Nokia
9 2 (18.18%) GSM
9 2 (18.18%) ETL
9 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
9 2 (18.18%) Finance
9 2 (18.18%) Nokia Networks
9 2 (18.18%) Tellabs
10 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
10 1 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
10 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
10 1 (9.09%) Network Planning
10 1 (9.09%) RNC
10 1 (9.09%) SLA
10 1 (9.09%) Microsoft

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 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) 3G
2 10 (90.91%) 4G
3 8 (72.73%) LTE
4 7 (63.64%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (45.45%) Diameter Protocol
5 5 (45.45%) Firewall
5 5 (45.45%) MVNO
6 4 (36.36%) VoLTE
7 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
7 2 (18.18%) GSM
8 1 (9.09%) Broadband
8 1 (9.09%) RNC
8 1 (9.09%) UMTS
General
1 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Mobile Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Security Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Field Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Controller
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Network Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Performance Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Controller
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Security Testing
1 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Network Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 1 (9.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Ericsson
1 4 (36.36%) Huawei
2 3 (27.27%) NEC
2 3 (27.27%) Nokia
3 2 (18.18%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (18.18%) Tellabs
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Nortel