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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 8 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 9.38% - 5.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.29% - 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£270 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £264 £260
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+78.88% -35.71%
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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
17 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 26.56% 29.13% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Average daily rate £273 £248 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.10% +23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £122 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £417 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 24 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 6 (85.71%) LTE
2 5 (71.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (71.43%) 4G
3 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (42.86%) 3G
4 3 (42.86%) Nokia
5 2 (28.57%) GSM
5 2 (28.57%) PMI
5 2 (28.57%) PMP
5 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
6 1 (14.29%) ETL
6 1 (14.29%) BT
6 1 (14.29%) NEC
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) NetCracker
6 1 (14.29%) RNC
6 1 (14.29%) Huawei
6 1 (14.29%) VLAN
6 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 1 (14.29%) Mapinfo

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 6 (85.71%) LTE
2 5 (71.43%) 4G
3 3 (42.86%) 3G
4 2 (28.57%) GSM
5 1 (14.29%) RNC
5 1 (14.29%) VLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Circuiting Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PMP
1 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (42.86%) Nokia
3 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
4 1 (14.29%) BT
4 1 (14.29%) NEC
4 1 (14.29%) NetCracker
4 1 (14.29%) Huawei
4 1 (14.29%) Mapinfo