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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2.5G
England / South West
Rank - - 144
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £495
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £495
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
395 426 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.79% 14.19% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 280 190
Median daily rate £365 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £438 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 29
Median hourly rate £43.50 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £16.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.90 £44.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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