The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 96 96 89
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.30% 0.065% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.69% 0.73% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£330 £525 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +98.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £320 £270
% change year-on-year
-16.40% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £35.00
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Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
186 137 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.20% 8.88% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 75 66
Average daily rate £350 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £11.94 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+193.13% +3.82%
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 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 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (75.00%) Ericsson
3 4 (50.00%) Nokia
3 4 (50.00%) RNC
3 4 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (50.00%) 4G
3 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (37.50%) Huawei
5 2 (25.00%) LTE
5 2 (25.00%) Nortel
5 2 (25.00%) SLA
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
6 1 (12.50%) NEC
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) VBA
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) MS Access
6 1 (12.50%) ETL
6 1 (12.50%) GPRS
6 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
6 1 (12.50%) Line Management
6 1 (12.50%) Actix
6 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) Degree

2G
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (50.00%) RNC
2 4 (50.00%) 4G
3 2 (25.00%) LTE
4 1 (12.50%) GPRS
4 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (12.50%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ETL
1 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
1 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
1 1 (12.50%) Line Management
1 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
1 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Ericsson
2 4 (50.00%) Nokia
2 4 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (37.50%) Huawei
4 2 (25.00%) Nortel
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
5 1 (12.50%) NEC
5 1 (12.50%) Actix