The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 11 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 5.21% 8.00% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 55.56% 45.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£269 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £305 £265
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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 Solihull region.

Communications & Networking Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
9 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 9.38% 17.60% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate £275 £288 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +116.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
1 9 (69.23%) LTE
2 7 (53.85%) 4G
3 6 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (46.15%) 3G
4 5 (38.46%) Nokia
5 2 (15.38%) RNC
5 2 (15.38%) Huawei
5 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) GSM
5 2 (15.38%) PMI
5 2 (15.38%) PMP
5 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
6 1 (7.69%) UMTS
6 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) ETL
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) NetCracker
6 1 (7.69%) Network Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Mapinfo
6 1 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
6 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (7.69%) VLAN
6 1 (7.69%) BT

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 9 (69.23%) LTE
2 7 (53.85%) 4G
3 6 (46.15%) 3G
4 2 (15.38%) RNC
4 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (15.38%) GSM
5 1 (7.69%) UMTS
5 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN
General
1 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Circuiting Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) PMI
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
1 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) ETL
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Network Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) PMP
1 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (38.46%) Nokia
3 2 (15.38%) Huawei
3 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
4 1 (7.69%) NetCracker
4 1 (7.69%) Mapinfo
4 1 (7.69%) BT
4 1 (7.69%) NEC