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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 130 113 113
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 9 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 0.32% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.15% 2.61% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
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£268 £345 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.46% +28.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £345 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £345 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £320 £270
% change year-on-year
-16.40% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £35.00
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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
419 307 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.33% 12.33% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 150 176
Average daily rate £356 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £31.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 -10 2 - - 1
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) 3G
2 9 (69.23%) 4G
3 6 (46.15%) Python
3 6 (46.15%) Perl
3 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
3 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
3 6 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (38.46%) Huawei
4 5 (38.46%) Ericsson
4 5 (38.46%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
5 4 (30.77%) Nokia
5 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 4 (30.77%) C++
5 4 (30.77%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (30.77%) STL
5 4 (30.77%) ClearCase
5 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
5 4 (30.77%) OOD
5 4 (30.77%) SDH
5 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
5 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Ruby
5 4 (30.77%) LTE
5 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
5 4 (30.77%) 2.5G
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) 3G
2 9 (69.23%) 4G
3 5 (38.46%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) SDH
4 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
4 4 (30.77%) LTE
4 4 (30.77%) 2.5G
5 2 (15.38%) LDAP
5 2 (15.38%) RNC
6 1 (7.69%) UMTS
6 1 (7.69%) WCDMA
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) ATM
6 1 (7.69%) GPRS
6 1 (7.69%) GSM
6 1 (7.69%) IPsec
6 1 (7.69%) UTRAN
6 1 (7.69%) DWDM
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (30.77%) ClearCase
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) Subversion
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Field Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) C++ Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) RAN Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
1 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) OO
1 4 (30.77%) OOD
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Python
1 6 (46.15%) Perl
1 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (38.46%) Huawei
2 5 (38.46%) Ericsson
3 4 (30.77%) Nokia
4 3 (23.08%) IBM
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) Anite
6 1 (7.69%) NEC
6 1 (7.69%) Nortel
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