The table below looks at the statistics for 2.5G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2.5G
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £300
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
2.5G
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
366 313 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.79% 9.80% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 130 201
Median daily rate £330 £311 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 18
Median hourly rate £41.00 £13.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+209.43% -24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £29.17 £23.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%