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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 137 150 142
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing 2G 2 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.072% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 1.23% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £270 £215 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.58% -18.86%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £290 £305
% change year-on-year
+31.03% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -58.94%
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
355 408 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.71% 12.78% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 225 277
Median daily rate £350 £351 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% +3.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 60
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +68.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the South West region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +5 1 £270 +86.20% 1
Cornwall - 1 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for 2G.

1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) 4G
2 4 (80.00%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) Huawei
3 3 (60.00%) LTE
4 2 (40.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (40.00%) Nokia
5 1 (20.00%) GSM
5 1 (20.00%) UMTS
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) IPsec
5 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (20.00%) VoLTE
5 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (20.00%) Migration

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) 4G
2 4 (80.00%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (60.00%) LTE
4 1 (20.00%) GSM
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) UMTS
4 1 (20.00%) VoLTE
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 3G Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) 4G Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) LTE Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Huawei
2 2 (40.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) HP