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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 121 98 82
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -16
Contract jobs citing 2G 3 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.68% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 4.84% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £269 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £266 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.40% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.05 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.45 -
2G
England

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
262 310 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.41% 14.03% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 125
Average daily rate £375 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 13
Average hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.38 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.89 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry -4 2 - -
Birmingham -6 1 - - 1
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (88.89%) 3G
1 8 (88.89%) 4G
2 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (44.44%) Huawei
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Nortel
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) GSM
4 4 (44.44%) UMTS
5 3 (33.33%) HNC
5 3 (33.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) Back Office
5 3 (33.33%) Cramer
5 3 (33.33%) Amdocs
5 3 (33.33%) Ericsson
5 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (33.33%) Change Control
5 3 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (33.33%) Fault Management
5 3 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (33.33%) Fault Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (22.22%) Nokia
6 2 (22.22%) Siemens
6 2 (22.22%) BT
6 2 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) 3G
1 8 (88.89%) 4G
2 4 (44.44%) GSM
2 4 (44.44%) UMTS
3 3 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (11.11%) ATM
4 1 (11.11%) DWDM
4 1 (11.11%) LTE
4 1 (11.11%) RNC
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Radio Planner
1 2 (22.22%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Change Control
1 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (33.33%) Fault Analysis
1 3 (33.33%) Fault Management
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
2 1 (11.11%) WFM
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Huawei
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Nortel
2 3 (33.33%) Amdocs
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Cramer
2 3 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 3 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (22.22%) BT
3 2 (22.22%) Nokia
3 2 (22.22%) Siemens
4 1 (11.11%) NEC
4 1 (11.11%) NetCracker
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) ZTE
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