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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2.5G
Rank 135 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.76% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£495 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 - -
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
397 398 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.52% 13.94% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 204 192
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 30
Average hourly rate £24.00 £14.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.51% -32.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £9.50 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.18 £29.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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

2.5G
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing 2.5G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2.5G.

1 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) Perl
1 7 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 7 (100.00%) STL
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) Python
1 7 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 7 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 7 (100.00%) OOD
1 7 (100.00%) SDH
1 7 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) 2G
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Subversion
1 7 (100.00%) Ruby
1 7 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 7 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
1 7 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) VCP4
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing 2.5G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2.5G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) SDH
1 7 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) 2G
1 7 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 7 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 7 (100.00%) Subversion
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 7 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) OOD
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) Perl
1 7 (100.00%) Python
1 7 (100.00%) Ruby
1 7 (100.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) VCP4