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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 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
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
558 360 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.67% 11.86% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 171 150
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £140 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £471 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £16.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%