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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank - 58 -
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.58% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £310 £285
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £33.50
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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
67 70 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.89% 10.10% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 24
Average daily rate £275 £338 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +26.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £400 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £10.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £25.00 £24.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 3 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) LTE

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms