The table below looks at the statistics for 2G 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 2G over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 98 88 89
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing 2G 13 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 1.10% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.45% 8.68% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.94% +16.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.05 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £35.00
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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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
292 265 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.47% 12.71% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 125 83
Average daily rate £319 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £433 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 16 56
Average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £29.30 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

2G
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

2G
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull +5 5 £269 - 1
Coventry -3 3 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 21 (72.41%) 3G
1 21 (72.41%) LTE
2 18 (62.07%) Telecoms
3 16 (55.17%) 4G
4 9 (31.03%) SLA
5 7 (24.14%) Fault Management
5 7 (24.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (20.69%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (20.69%) MS Office
6 6 (20.69%) Nokia
7 4 (13.79%) ITIL
7 4 (13.79%) GSM
7 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
7 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
7 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) MIMO
8 3 (10.34%) HTML5
8 3 (10.34%) Telematics
8 3 (10.34%) Degree
8 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
8 3 (10.34%) Wireless
8 3 (10.34%) Automotive
8 3 (10.34%) Validation
8 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
8 3 (10.34%) HTTPS
8 3 (10.34%) IPv4
8 3 (10.34%) IPv6
8 3 (10.34%) HTML
8 3 (10.34%) Internet
9 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) 3G
1 21 (72.41%) LTE
2 16 (55.17%) 4G
3 6 (20.69%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (13.79%) GSM
4 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
5 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 3 (10.34%) HTTPS
5 3 (10.34%) IPv4
5 3 (10.34%) IPv6
5 3 (10.34%) Internet
5 3 (10.34%) Wireless
5 3 (10.34%) MIMO
6 1 (3.45%) SDH
6 1 (3.45%) UMTS
6 1 (3.45%) 2.5G
6 1 (3.45%) RNC
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (62.07%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Automotive
3 2 (6.90%) Electronics
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Front Office
4 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Incident Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Service Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) RF Optimisation Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) RF Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
4 1 (3.45%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Transmission Planner
4 1 (3.45%) Service Improvement Manager
4 1 (3.45%) NOC Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Project Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) HTML
1 3 (10.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.34%) Telematics
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) PMI
2 1 (3.45%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Fault Management
2 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
2 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) Validation
4 2 (6.90%) DMAIC
4 2 (6.90%) Network Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Use Case
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PMP
2 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (20.69%) Nokia
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Ericsson
3 2 (6.90%) Huawei
4 1 (3.45%) Mapinfo
4 1 (3.45%) Cramer
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LA International
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £240 - £250 per day
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