The table below looks at the statistics for 2.5G skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2.5G
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £240
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
403 305 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.85% 12.92% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 123 105
Average daily rate £340 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £169 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 38
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.00 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

2.5G
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2.5G across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2.5G Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

2.5G
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2.5G across the West Midlands region.

2.5G Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands