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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 104 92 101
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing 2G 11 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.50% 0.12% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.21% 1.08% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£270 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £274
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +13.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+34.70% -7.14%
2G
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
261 186 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.98% 11.12% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 111 133
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £184 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £23.88 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Leeds -15 11 £270 -
Bradford - 3 £270 -
2G
Yorkshire

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 26 (100.00%) 3G
2 15 (57.69%) SLA
2 15 (57.69%) GPRS
2 15 (57.69%) Amdocs
2 15 (57.69%) LTE
3 14 (53.85%) Network Architecture
3 14 (53.85%) GSM
3 14 (53.85%) UMTS
4 13 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 13 (50.00%) Change Management
5 12 (46.15%) Fault Management
6 8 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (30.77%) HSPA
7 7 (26.92%) 4G
7 7 (26.92%) ITIL
8 6 (23.08%) HNC
8 6 (23.08%) SMS
8 6 (23.08%) Remedy
8 6 (23.08%) RTP
8 6 (23.08%) SS7
8 6 (23.08%) ISUP
8 6 (23.08%) SCCP
8 6 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
8 6 (23.08%) Statistics
8 6 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
8 6 (23.08%) MGW
9 5 (19.23%) Ericsson
10 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 2 (7.69%) Mapinfo

2G
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) 3G
2 15 (57.69%) LTE
2 15 (57.69%) GPRS
3 14 (53.85%) GSM
3 14 (53.85%) UMTS
4 8 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (30.77%) HSPA
5 7 (26.92%) 4G
6 6 (23.08%) MGW
6 6 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (23.08%) SMS
6 6 (23.08%) RTP
6 6 (23.08%) SS7
6 6 (23.08%) ISUP
6 6 (23.08%) SCCP
7 1 (3.85%) RNC
7 1 (3.85%) ATM
7 1 (3.85%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MS Access
General
1 13 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
1 7 (26.92%) Support Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Field Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Statistics
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Network Architecture
2 13 (50.00%) Change Management
3 12 (46.15%) Fault Management
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
5 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.85%) ETL
7 1 (3.85%) Service Management
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
1 2 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) HNC
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Netcool
1 1 (3.85%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Amdocs
2 6 (23.08%) Remedy
3 5 (19.23%) Ericsson
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Mapinfo
5 1 (3.85%) NEC
5 1 (3.85%) Nortel
5 1 (3.85%) Nokia
5 1 (3.85%) Huawei
5 1 (3.85%) Actix
5 1 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks