The first table below looks at the demand for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Yorkshire 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 95 97 114
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +17
Contract jobs citing 2G 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.12% 0.066% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 0.45% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £150 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £270 £280
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -35.71%
Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
189 220 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.15% 14.55% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 119 148
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £195 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £363 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 17
Average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +130.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.75 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
2G
Yorkshire

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

2G
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

2G
Top 13 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) LTE
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) MKS

2G
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) LTE
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Change Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) MKS