The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 36 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 8 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 3.56% - 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.05% - 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £290 £288
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.70 - £32.00
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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 Warrington region.

Communications & Networking Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 18.67% 16.37% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 8
Average daily rate £260 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £120 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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 Warrington

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Warrington region.

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 12 (100.00%) 3G
1 12 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 12 (100.00%) 4G
2 8 (66.67%) Network Design
3 7 (58.33%) Huawei
3 7 (58.33%) Performance Management
3 7 (58.33%) HSPA
3 7 (58.33%) LTE
3 7 (58.33%) Resource Management
3 7 (58.33%) Nortel
3 7 (58.33%) Ericsson
3 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
3 7 (58.33%) GPRS
3 7 (58.33%) GSM
3 7 (58.33%) WCDMA
3 7 (58.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (58.33%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) BT
4 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) eTOM
5 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Data Entry
5 4 (33.33%) Mapinfo
5 4 (33.33%) Service Management
5 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 4 (33.33%) Business Objects
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) 3G
1 12 (100.00%) 4G
2 7 (58.33%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (58.33%) HSPA
2 7 (58.33%) LTE
2 7 (58.33%) GPRS
2 7 (58.33%) GSM
2 7 (58.33%) WCDMA
3 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
General
1 12 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) RF Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Network Design
2 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
2 7 (58.33%) Resource Management
2 7 (58.33%) Performance Management
3 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) eTOM
4 4 (33.33%) Data Entry
4 4 (33.33%) Network Management
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
4 4 (33.33%) Service Management
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Nortel
1 7 (58.33%) Ericsson
1 7 (58.33%) Huawei
1 7 (58.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (41.67%) BT
3 4 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 4 (33.33%) Mapinfo