The table below looks at the statistics for 2.5G skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2.5G
Rank 262 229 239
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +10
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.020% 0.035% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.21% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 - £220
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1870 1415 1902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.04% 16.66% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 669 667
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 98 170
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.15 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.60% +15.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%

2.5G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2.5G across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2.5G Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

2.5G
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2.5G across the South East region.

2.5G Daily Rate Trend in the South East

2.5G
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2.5G across the South East region.

2.5G Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

2.5G
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing 2.5G 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 2.5G.

1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) 2G
1 5 (100.00%) Cramer
1 5 (100.00%) Network Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) SDH
3 2 (40.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) ATM
3 2 (40.00%) Huawei
3 2 (40.00%) LTE

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing 2.5G 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 2.5G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) 2G
2 3 (60.00%) SDH
3 2 (40.00%) ATM
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) 4G
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Transmission Planner
2 2 (40.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Network Planning
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cramer
2 2 (40.00%) Huawei