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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 38 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing 2G 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 0.34% 2.48% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 19.23% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £245 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £270
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.08% +55.55%
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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
30 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 10.10% 12.87% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 10
Average daily rate £469 £280 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.41% -1.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -44.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 8 (100.00%) 3G
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (100.00%) 4G
2 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (87.50%) Huawei
2 7 (87.50%) Resource Management
2 7 (87.50%) Performance Management
2 7 (87.50%) HSPA
2 7 (87.50%) LTE
2 7 (87.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (87.50%) Network Design
2 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
2 7 (87.50%) GPRS
2 7 (87.50%) GSM
2 7 (87.50%) WCDMA
2 7 (87.50%) Nortel
2 7 (87.50%) Ericsson
3 4 (50.00%) Mapinfo
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (50.00%) Service Management
3 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (50.00%) eTOM
3 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (50.00%) Network Management
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) 3G
1 8 (100.00%) 4G
2 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (87.50%) HSPA
2 7 (87.50%) LTE
2 7 (87.50%) GPRS
2 7 (87.50%) GSM
2 7 (87.50%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) RF Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
1 7 (87.50%) Network Design
1 7 (87.50%) Resource Management
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Management
2 4 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) eTOM
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Nortel
1 7 (87.50%) Ericsson
1 7 (87.50%) Huawei
1 7 (87.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (50.00%) Mapinfo