The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 81 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.13% - 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% - 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £280 £253
% change year-on-year
+11.60% +10.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -21.05%
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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 Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 59 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.91% 10.33% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 34 31
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Wales

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 6 (100.00%) 3G
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) Handset
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (50.00%) eggPlant
2 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Ant
2 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) Apache
2 3 (50.00%) J2ME
2 3 (50.00%) WAP
2 3 (50.00%) Toad
2 3 (50.00%) Sun
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (50.00%) Apple
2 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) LTE
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
2 3 (50.00%) LTE
2 3 (50.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Apache Ivy
1 3 (50.00%) eggPlant
1 3 (50.00%) Ant
1 3 (50.00%) Toad
1 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 3 (50.00%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) J2ME
1 3 (50.00%) WAP
1 3 (50.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Handset
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Sun
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) Apple