The table below looks at the statistics for 2.5G skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 1 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2.5G
Rank - 132 -
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.20% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
2.5G
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
515 361 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.34% 11.99% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 204 222
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 39
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.85% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.61% +44.44%

2.5G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing 2.5G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

2.5G Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

2.5G
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

2.5G Daily Rate Trend in the South West