The table below looks at the statistics for 2G 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 2G over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 145 134 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing 2G 3 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 2.76% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate - £268 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £265 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -15.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.45 -
2G
England

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
413 434 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.80% 13.45% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 221 170
Average daily rate £351 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

2G
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2G across the South West region.

2G Daily Rate Trend in the South West

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the South West region.

2G Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

2G
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +2 3 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing 2G 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 2G.

1 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 9 (90.00%) 4G
3 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (50.00%) Nokia
4 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (30.00%) Driving Licence
5 3 (30.00%) GSM
6 2 (20.00%) UMTS
6 2 (20.00%) WCDMA
6 2 (20.00%) LTE
6 2 (20.00%) Huawei
7 1 (10.00%) High Availability
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Change Control
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (10.00%) Statistics
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
7 1 (10.00%) HSPA
7 1 (10.00%) Actix
7 1 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Amdocs
7 1 (10.00%) Network Design
7 1 (10.00%) RNC
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco
7 1 (10.00%) Nortel
7 1 (10.00%) Juniper

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing 2G 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 2G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 9 (90.00%) 4G
3 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (30.00%) GSM
5 2 (20.00%) LTE
5 2 (20.00%) UMTS
5 2 (20.00%) WCDMA
6 1 (10.00%) BGP-4
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (10.00%) HSPA
6 1 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) OSPF
6 1 (10.00%) RNC
6 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) 4G Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Commissioning Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Designer
1 2 (20.00%) Senior Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) RF Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Site Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Change Control
1 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (10.00%) ETL
1 1 (10.00%) High Availability
1 1 (10.00%) Network Design
1 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Nokia
2 2 (20.00%) Huawei
3 1 (10.00%) Actix
3 1 (10.00%) Amdocs
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) NEC
3 1 (10.00%) Nortel