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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2.5G
Rank - - 131
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - £400
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
548 254 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.33% 11.26% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 133 184
Average daily rate £375 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 67
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

2.5G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2.5G across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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