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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 73 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.26% - 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% - 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+111.11% -37.93%
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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
86 72 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.15% 13.04% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 34
Average daily rate £375 £275 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -22.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -47.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (66.67%) eggPlant
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (66.67%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) REST
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Ant
2 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (66.67%) J2ME
2 4 (66.67%) WAP
2 4 (66.67%) Toad
2 4 (66.67%) Sun
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (66.67%) Apple
2 4 (66.67%) Handset
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Maven
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) QA

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (66.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) 4G
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (66.67%) eggPlant
1 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 4 (66.67%) Ant
1 4 (66.67%) Toad
1 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 4 (66.67%) Maven
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Leader
1 4 (66.67%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) REST
1 4 (66.67%) SOAP
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) J2ME
1 4 (66.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
1 4 (66.67%) Handset
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) Sun
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Apple