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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 145 112 114
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +2
Contract jobs citing 2G 8 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.25% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 1.90% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
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£380 £348 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.35% +31.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £346 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £350 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
475 315 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.41% 13.38% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 156 190
Average daily rate £338 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 35 38
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

2G Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 December 2014. 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
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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 -12 4 - - 1
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) 3G
2 8 (53.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (46.67%) Perl
3 7 (46.67%) LTE
4 6 (40.00%) 4G
5 5 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 5 (33.33%) Huawei
5 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 5 (33.33%) Python
6 4 (26.67%) Ericsson
6 4 (26.67%) NSN NetAct
7 3 (20.00%) Ruby
7 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Subversion
7 3 (20.00%) 2.5G
7 3 (20.00%) IBM
7 3 (20.00%) RNC
7 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
7 3 (20.00%) Nokia
7 3 (20.00%) WCDMA
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) SDH
7 3 (20.00%) ClearCase
7 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (20.00%) OOD

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) 3G
2 7 (46.67%) LTE
3 6 (40.00%) 4G
4 5 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (20.00%) 2.5G
5 3 (20.00%) RNC
5 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (20.00%) WCDMA
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) SDH
6 2 (13.33%) ATM
6 2 (13.33%) LDAP
7 1 (6.67%) IPsec
7 1 (6.67%) UTRAN
7 1 (6.67%) DWDM
7 1 (6.67%) DHCP
7 1 (6.67%) UMTS
7 1 (6.67%) GPRS
7 1 (6.67%) GSM
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) OOD
1 3 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Coaching
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Network Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Fault Management
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Perl
2 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) Ruby
3 3 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (33.33%) Huawei
3 4 (26.67%) Ericsson
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) Nokia
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.67%) Anite
6 1 (6.67%) Mapinfo