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 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2.5G
Rank - 141 -
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.094% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £395 £300
% change year-on-year
- +31.66%
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
546 396 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.92% 12.36% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 230 245
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 29 38
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +102.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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