The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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
UK / Scotland
Rank - 125 124
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.16% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.13% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £255 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.60%
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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
253 353 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.59% 13.84% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 167 167
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 9
Median hourly rate £46.00 £16.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+187.50% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £17.00 £50.00
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 Scotland

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

2G
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for 2G.

1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Huawei
3 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Radio Planner
2 1 (33.33%) 3G Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 4G Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Network Optimisation
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Statistics
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia