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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2.5G
Rank - 148 -
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.060% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £300
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
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
481 443 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.53% 13.21% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 245 293
Median daily rate £355 £411 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.67% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 34 28
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.46 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.09% +88.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.91 £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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