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 18 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 125 108 109
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing 2G 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.041% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 0.40% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+111.11% -37.93%
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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
321 250 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.54% 10.29% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 102 116
Average daily rate £320 £361 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +44.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 32
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) 3G
2 3 (75.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (75.00%) 4G
2 3 (75.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (50.00%) Line Management
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Cadence
4 1 (25.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Huawei
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) LTE
4 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (25.00%) Intel
4 1 (25.00%) ATM
4 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Nokia
4 1 (25.00%) Mapinfo

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) 3G
2 3 (75.00%) 4G
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Electrical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (75.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (25.00%) Intel
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (25.00%) Cadence
2 1 (25.00%) Huawei