The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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 - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £240 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
277 268 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.70% 14.62% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 122 104
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £32.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
2.5G
England

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
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing 2.5G 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 2.5G.

1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) Cramer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Planning

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing 2.5G 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 2.5G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Planning
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cramer