The table below looks at the statistics for 2G 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 2G over the 3 months to 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank - 131 127
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.067% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.57% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £268 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.93% -7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -
2G
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
555 351 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.59% 11.77% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 167 152
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 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +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 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (100.00%) 3G
2 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Huawei
2 3 (60.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) NEC
3 2 (40.00%) RNC
3 2 (40.00%) Nokia
3 2 (40.00%) Nortel
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) GSM
3 2 (40.00%) UMTS
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (20.00%) HND
4 1 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (20.00%) Siemens
4 1 (20.00%) DWDM
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) BT
4 1 (20.00%) NetCracker
4 1 (20.00%) ZTE
4 1 (20.00%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (20.00%) Network Optimisation

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (100.00%) 3G
2 3 (60.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) GSM
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) RNC
3 2 (40.00%) UMTS
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) DWDM
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (60.00%) Huawei
2 2 (40.00%) NEC
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia
2 2 (40.00%) Nortel
3 1 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (20.00%) Arqiva
3 1 (20.00%) BT
3 1 (20.00%) NetCracker
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Siemens
3 1 (20.00%) Telindus
3 1 (20.00%) Virgin Media
3 1 (20.00%) ZTE